John Richard - Covenant Child

Jack was baptized today. It was a wonderful time. I am grateful for the blessings the Lord has given us and pray that we will honor the Lord as we seek to raise our children to worship Him. Here are some pics from the day and his blessing from Rick.

At home
Getting dressed in the "bride's room"

Talking to the pastor

Our covenant children - Thanks be to God

We live in an age when many call themselves "Christian", but few have counted the cost of discipleship. Our prayer is that you will receive the grace necessary to repent toward God having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Your name, John, means Yahweh is gracious, and it is our hope that this serves as a constant reminder to you of your need for the wonderful grace of our Lord. May He turn you from the power of Satan to God, that you may receive forgiveness of sins. As Paul tells us, there will be men rising up speaking twisted things to draw you away from CHrist; therefore, we commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, resist Satan, and remember the prayer of David in Psalm 86:15 when he says, "But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." May these words be on your lips all the days of your life as evidence of God having made you a new creation in Christ. Finally, Know always that we love you dearly, and will pray without ceasing for you in all these things.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the text with us. If anyone wants to hear the audio, it is available at this link on the Third Pres website.

    May the Lord bless and keep all of you as you grow closer to each other and to Him.