Sunday, November 27, 2005

Cross

We had Madeline baptized today, which for us Lutherans is a big deal - like Catholics, we believe that baptism is a sacrament/vehicle through which children receive Christian faith. Arianna's father performed the ceremony, absolving her of sin and sprinkling water on her head as a symbol of new life. Afterwards he held her up for the church to see, announcing, "I present to you Madeline Grace, the newest child in the kingdom of God." Awesome!

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Blogger Myself said...

We had a loose concept of this picture in our minds for several months (yes, before she was born) as a gift for our godparents. Arianna's father came to town wearing the cross, which was a gift from her mother while the two were engaged - he's been wearing it some 27 years - and made the image even more powerful as a symbol of faith being passed from generation to generation.

27.11.05  
Anonymous Troy Earnest said...

Dave- I'm sorry we missed the baptism! Still can't wait to meet her!

27.11.05  
Blogger me said...

We are very proud godparents. What an honor!

29.11.05  

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