Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Mamatography 24 - Baptism

M was baptised on Sunday. It was a very special day and we were so moved by the number of friends and family who came to celebrate with us. After the baptism service we had afternoon tea at my parents-in-law's. I had been baking and preparing for weeks beforehand, and I was absolutely amazed at the fact that we had just the right amount of food. Everyone had plenty to eat and there was only a little leftover - about the amount that would have been eaten by the people who couldn't come due to illness! 

The priest read the following at the baptism service: 

 "When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them." (Mark 10:14-16 NIV)

In lieu of gifts, we asked that people donate to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation, a charity close to our hearts, and one that I have blogged about before. M has so many toys and clothes, what with having an older sister, and the children CNCF care for have so little; we wanted her special day to be a blessing to others. After all, her name does mean Wonderful Friend.

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