03 February 2012

No Greater Joy

The Sunday before last, my children chose to be baptized. Oh happy, happy day.

Little Jane was the one who led the way. She's been asking to be baptized for several months now. What do you say when your 6 year-old begs you to be baptized? Yes! You say yes!

On the eve of her baptism, Peter and Lucette decided now was them time for them, too. And the three of them shared the day together. A shared memory made of declaring who their life belonged to. What a gift for us all.

Pops did the "dunking" as Jane labeled it. And before he did so, he read the verse we chose for each of them when they were just babes in arms:

Peter -
"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening" 1 Samuel 3:10

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights" James 1:17

Jane -
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God" Matthew 5:8

And the verse on my heart that day? 
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth"
3 John 1:4 


  1. No greater joy, indeed! Oh, what a day of rejoicing... for all three children to make their public profession of faith together, what a testimony to God's faithfulness.

  2. This post gave me the chills (in a good way!)...your children's decision reflects so beautifully your dependance on God for their well-being :).

  3. Rejoicing with you. I anticipate with great joy the day Calvin's father will baptize him.

  4. So neat, and I am SO glad someone took that photograph of all of you to remember the day by!

  5. How wonderful! Not to start any theological arguments, but I do so love that I belong to a denomination where we are old enough to remember our baptisms. I was 10, and it was an Easter Sunday. It was a very, very wonderful day that I will never forget.

  6. Christian took the words right outta my mouth...No greater joy!! Praise the Lord!

  7. Amen! What joy, Anna...rejoicing with you!