Caleb was baptized yesterday at St. Elmo Presbyterian. all four of his grandparents were able to attend, and we had a celebration afterward with some friends. pictures here.
we’ve hardly had time to process what all this means, yet we know the bottom line is that God is faithful, and He loves Caleb as a covenant child. for the record (and for further reflection soon hopefully), we took the following vows, as found in chapter 56 of the book of church order:
1. Do you acknowledge your childís need of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, and the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit?
2. Do you claim Godís covenant promises in his behalf, and do you look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation, as you do for your own?
3. Do you now unreservedly dedicate your child to God, and promise, in humble reliance upon divine grace, that you will endeavor to set before him a godly example, that you will pray with and for him, that you will teach him the doctrines of our holy religion, and that you will strive, by all the means of Godís appointment, to bring him up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?
may God grant us the faith to keep these awesome promises, and may Caleb grow to know and love Jesus.