Sunday, September 10, 2006


We held our annual baptism service this morning. The people standing at left were all the baptizees. The weather was perfect. The day is always important in the life of our little community of faith but today was even more so for me and my family. I got to baptize our oldest son Jake, founding member of Kayos. That's him, leaning forward, in the red trunks.

I looked at Jake and asked him, just loud enough for the two of us to hear, "You ready buddy?"

He nodded with a big smile. I grasped his hand and said "Jake, I" .......... Long pregnant pause.....I was overwhelmed at what was happening. My oldest son was placing a stake in the ground, in his words, " I want to spend the rest of my life with God." I choked back some tears, "Jake, I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." I dunked him, then yanked him up out of the water and gave him a huge bear hug.

It was a good day.

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trace said...

I heard the pause and smiled. Since I was standing behind you, I wasn't sure if it was you being overwhelmed by the moment or Jake doing something silly.

The day I baptized Em was one of the best days I ever had.

wilsonian said...

So very beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Dude I wish I was there. Awesome.