Monday, March 15, 2010

And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people (Leviticus 26:12): Mary Katherine's Bapitism

It was with great rejoicing that the holy ordinance of Baptism was administered to Mary Katherine during the worship service yesterday. It is through this visual and tangible sign that God communicates to all those that are within the covenant of grace (His Visible Church) that He has covenanted to save His people from their sins – to be our God and that we shall be His people! Through this sacrament, Christ also puts His stamp of ownership on the child whereby Mary is distinguished or set apart, from those that are outside of the church being privileged to all the benefits of Christ’s mediation and His means or instruments of grace to increase her faith (the instruments being the preached word, sacraments, and the prayers). Baptism, like those other instruments God tells us in His word that He uses to save sinners, becomes an effectual means of salvation, not by any power in itself, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom it was administered, but only by the working of the Holy Ghost, and the blessing of Christ, by whom it is instituted.

We welcome all God’s people to rejoice with us in His gospel of grace, and to pray with us, that what this Baptism shows to the saints about God’s grace through salvation will work early and quickly in the heart of Mary.

Enjoy the photos posted by my wonderful bride. And a special thank you to Dr. Joseph Pipa, the minister of the gospel who administered the sacrament in Christ’s name.

1 comment:

mtngirl said...

Congratulations!What a wonderful day to celebrate!