It was the day of Jameson David's baptism! The day of his engagement to be the Lord's.
(Here are the pictures from Caroline's baptism when she was this age, if any of you are interested.)
This was one sharp dressed man, if I do say so myself!
We took vows in front of our church, recognizing our own need for Christ in our lives as we endeavor to raise Jameson unto the Lord.
Then Marc took Jameson in his arms, and subsequently, Caroline wanted to jump into my arms. :)
Then Marc baptized Jameson, giving him the visible sign of the covenant that he will be raised in a Christian community with the hopes that one day, he will place his own faith and trust in Jesus Christ for his salvation.
Just as God pours out His love and mercy upon us before we ever come to trust in or respond to him, baptism beautifully pictures what He does.
Jameson didn't make a peep while it was happening. Content to suck on his pacifier. (but it was funny to see not a drop fell from his hair! His little head soaked it all up! ha!)
And just as he had no idea what was happening to him in the moment, this was an appointment with the future. It doesn't rest upon his response right now. We dedicate him before the Lord, in hopes that one day He will embrace this faith as his own.
Our pastor praying unto this end.
Oh merciful Jesus, save my sweet children.
Our little covenant family!
I never could have imagined this picture in my head.
I never knew this is what He would have my family look like.
I am in awe of His hand, and how he placed each of us together.
Jameson, you're going to be hearing a whole lot about sin and grace in this family,
in our words
and our interactions
with one another.
You just get ready.
My prayer for you is that you, too, will know your need for a Savior
and that you'll never know a day
when you didn't know and trust in Him.
"For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off,
everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself..." Acts 2:39