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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baptism Sunday

This post is different from most of my others, but it was a really good thing that happened today. If you are reading this and it doesn't make much sense to you, that's ok. Twelve people were baptized this morning at our church.

Baptism is just a symbol of a Jesus' death, burial and resurrection that indicates a person wants to be known as a Christian. Someone simply lowers the person being baptized under water and then lifts them back up. It's traditionally done with the person going backwards so that they have to demonstrate trust that they will be lifted up.

Each person was allowed to choose who they wanted to baptize them, and two of the guys had Omer do that for them.



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Ann said...

What an honor to be chosen for that. A special day for both of them

Karen and Gerard said...

I love baptism services--it's always a time of great rejoicing!

vanilla said...

From Dublin to Baptism. Had a few minutes to get back this evening. I'm still around, but the interwebs, not so much. Blessings.

Thanks for sharing the service via pix!

Lin said...

I would trust Omer too. It's nice that he was chosen--what an honor!

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- I think the whole thing was much more meaningful than when we used to do it so formally.

Karen- I was guessing you would!

vanilla- enjoy your trip! The real world should beat the virtual one.

Lin- I think he was quite pleased and honored. Thanks!