Sunday, February 04, 2007

2/4/07 Oh Happy Day!!!

It's not a fishing report, but there's water involved!

(Our 7yo son & our Pastor, baptismal in background)

Here is my "angel" in waiting. We're behind closed doors and awaiting for service to start.

And still waiting....

Walking into the baptismal. He said the water was *really* warm.

Just moments before, he tells me that he needs to use the restroom. Sigh. Nope, not now!

Here he is being immersed. It is symbolic of dying to the old sin nature and when he rises up, it is symbolic of new life with Jesus having your sins washed away.

"And straightway coming up out of the water, he [Jesus] saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him;" Mark 1:10

"And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Mark 1:11

See the big smile on the pastor's face? He loves to baptize children. I had a huge smile too. Jack had a tear in his eye.

And so it was a joyful day for our family and we prepared a big feast that we thought would cover a couple meals with leftovers.... only we were all so hungry, we ate double & triple portions and there was none left!!
Here are the cobia steaks (from earlier this week). Grilled to perfection by Captain & Chef Jack. It may be in my top 3 favorite fish to eat. Yummy sweet peas & corn on the cob. Topped off with sweet cornbread which was unbelieveably delicious even without butter. Washed down with lemonade. The boys were thrilled to use the special glasses. They probably thought it was Thanksgiving or Christmas.


Anonymous said...


Auntie Renee

AJR said...

What can I say?
Hummm, let me seeeee.

I Know - This beats fishin on a Sunday any day!

This is what the journey is all about. Real fishin this is. The kind even the fishing apostles liked best.

Luke 5:10-11 (NIV).......Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Crowzma said...