Today, a member of our congregation was adding photos to a display case in celebration of our church’s 75th anniversary. One of the photos is of our daughter’s baptism 24 years ago. Today is my husband’s birthday. The gentleman putting up the baptismal photo didn’t realize this, but today is also our daughter’s baptismal birthday. How cool is that??
Child of blessing, child of promise, baptized with the Spirit’s sign, with this water God has sealed you unto love and grace divine.
Child of love, our love’s expression, love’s creation, loved indeed! Fresh from God, refresh our spirits; into joy and laughter lead.
Child of joy, our dearest treasure, God’s you are, from God you came. Back to God we humbly give you: live as one who bears Christ’s name.
Child of God, your loving Parent, learn to listen for God’s call. Grow to laugh and sing and worship; trust and love God more than all. ~ Ronald S. Cole-Turner