Dub didn’t waste any time making his covenant with Jesus. The day after he turned 8, he was baptised as a public declaration that his sinful nature is passed away and he is made alive in Christ. A covenant is a two way promise. Dub promised to make Jesus Lord of his life, and Jesus promised him eternal life.
I asked him to show me how he felt about this day. And I got two thumbs up.
No Doubt. Dub knows what he’s doing.
Dub’s father is an ordained Priest with authority to baptize. He said, “Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptise you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.”
Then Dub was completely buried under the water. Buried with Christ.
And resurrected with Christ a new creature. Old things are passed away and all things become new.
Happy Born Again Birthday, Dub!
Dub was then baptised with fire and given the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. This requires more authority than Daddy has. But his grandfathers, one an elder, the other a High Priest gave him this gift.
This is his teacher from school. She never misses a baptism.
Today the class will sing to him: ”Welcome to the Family, we’re glad that you have come to share your life with us as we grow in love. And may we always be to you what God would have us be, a family, always there to be strong and to lean on.”
My son is now my brother.