Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Our Hope & Promise

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
-Colossians 1:21-23

Sunday evening we dedicated Luke at the church Faris grew-up in. It was a wonderful evening with family and other believers. Pastor Esper gave a strong message and I was steadied by his encouraging words. I particularly enjoyed our time at Faris’ childhood church (and the church his parents still attend) and found the love and kindness overwhelming.

What do I mean by dedicating Luke? It means that Faris and I will endeavor to raise Luke in a godly home, showing him a Christ like love. It is our earnest hope that one day Luke will make a profession of faith in Christ Jesus, the one true Savior.

P.S. This isn’t the same as infant baptism. Our reading of scripture leads us to believe that baptism in faith is an individual decision.

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