Saturday, September 7, 2013

Butler Baptisms

Sunday, August 25 was one of the happiest days of my life.  It was truly a perfect day.  All three of my children were baptized before us, our family, friends and the church family I love dearly.

Michael and I were both raised Baptist and when we joined the Methodist Church several years ago one of the things we weren't sure how to handle was the baptism of the children.  None of them were baptized as infants, which traditionally is when most are baptized in the Methodist Church.  This past spring Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized.  We (along with Dave, our pastor) talked with her about her decision.  As a mother I have prayed often that all three of my children would know and accept Jesus as their Savior at a young age.  Georgia's decision was an answered prayer.  

The Methodist Church usually sprinkles infants.  When Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized she said she did not want to be sprinkled, but "dunked" just like Jesus was by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.  We were so excited that Dave found a way right in front of the church!!  This was the first baptism by immersion in a long time at First Methodist in Tallassee.  

The boys were both baptized that day too (they were sprinkled).  What a blessing it was and such a meaningful experience for us as a family. 


Our friend Chhorn Lim with CGL Photography took these photos for us.  I am so thankful he was able to come and document this wonderful day for us!! 


Ashley said...

Beautiful! Congratulations! Love your daughters boldness in her decision of how she wanted to be baptized, even though it's different than most in your church. I know you are proud of all three of them. God bless!

Amy said...

Congratulations! My son was baptized recently as well, in our church we baptize by immersion at the age of 8. Beautiful family you have :)

Tori and Bryan said...

Oh I love this! It was a special day to say the least.

His Jules said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!! Tell Georgia I am so proud of her decision and praying for her. Such a special day for your entire family.

Devine Salvage said...

I love the way everything was set up. Your family is very blessed and she is a lovely little girl walking with Jesus.