Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fun Around the Font

My husband and children, who still regularly worship at the church in the city, came to worship with me this morning. It was nice for me to see them there in the congregation; they brought a certain energy with them. Children do that, especially in a congregation with no children.

We were about to begin the reaffirmation of baptism when I asked my kids if they would like to come to the front to sit. I expected them to sit in the first row, but instead they came right up to the font and began to put their hands in the water. This surprised me quite a bit, but I let them run the water through their fingers, all the while with these serious, reverent looks on their faces.

I hadn't planned to, but I then began telling them about their baptisms and how I felt on those special days when J. and I made promises and handed them over to the pastor to be baptized. After about 3 or 4 minutes, I realized that I was completely ignoring the congregation and I looked up and, thankfully, saw approving faces.

It was so much better of an introduction to the reaffirmation than I had planned- thanks to my bold and curious children!

10 comments:

more cows than people said...

oh great! that's so wonderful.

we had a good morning too. : )

Rev Kim said...

Beautiful!

Rev SS said...

AWESOME ... a gift from the Holy Spirit to everyone there!

Grace thing said...

That is a great story. :)

Crimson Rambler said...

wonderful -- and you were modelling how to have that kind of conversation with young'uns -- a precious lesson!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh iris how beautifully, beautifully fun!

Magdalene6127 said...

What a great moment... I agree with re ss... Spirit-led!

net said...

Thank you, Spirit, for moving us in the way we are to go!

Blessings, friend!

the reverend mommy said...

I would call that a moment of Grace.

Wyldth1ng said...

Awesome, you should do stuff like that more often.

I bet it was priceless.