Sophia is a wonderful little baby. She is bright eyed, taking in the world around her. When the psalms are sung in worship sometimes I can hear her worshiping with us in her own infantile chirps and coos. A smile is the typical response that she gives when you look at her. Sophia in many ways is a typical happy baby.
To the left is the baptismal font at the congregation in which I am the minister. This Lord’s Day, November 27, 2011, the sacramental waters of baptism will be sprinkled onto baby Sophia. Baptisms are always wonderful events in the life of the covenant community, but at least for me, and my congregation, the baptism of Sophia matters.
You see, Sophia is a citizen of the United Kingdom who is living in the San Fernando Valley. That may not seem to “matter” since much of Southern California is made up of immigrants of various stripes. But the baptism of Sophia matters because at least for me, and maybe even my congregation, it is evidence that the Word of God is being demonstrated in an obvious way as the Lord Jesus Christ builds His Church in our midst.
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