Yesterday morning we had a baptism celebration. We baptized a dozen people (that is actually a preacher’s count…the true number was 11…preachers always round-up) in front of a crowd of 4657 (see what I did there? that is a big round-up).
It was a great morning. You can check out the video testimonies of most of those who got baptized yesterday morning:
We like to have our children, who normally are back in Kid’s Kanyon for the entire service, join us to witness the baptisms. I had just finished a message on baptism explaining the what and whys of baptism when our children entered the room.
And then yesterday evening I got this Facebook notification:
I started to think about how terrifying it might be for a kid to watch the preacher dunk people in water without any explanation!!! And then watch as everyone in the audience applauds and adds their approval!!
Note to self: it might be a good idea to explain to children what you are doing in baptism before they see it.
To the Medors – should there be any need for therapy sessions for poor Seth to overcome his trauma, you can send the bill to the Living Stones Church. OR – if he grows up with an aversion to getting baptized, when he meets God – I’ll step forward and take the blame for it! Just be thankful this is his issue. It could be worse. Rumor has it that our Children’s Minister’s [yea...I'm looking at you Amy Osterhout] child, after Doug Harsch invited everyone to stand and worship, yelled at the top of her lungs – “I DON’T WANT TO!!”