Raised Baptist (and Mennonite) grew in faith at Calvary Chapel, and now settled Presbyterian. Cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are a mix of Calvary, Baptist, Episcopalian (or is it Anglican?) and Presbyterian. Needless to say, the sacraments will be one of those topics where we will have to speak wisely and graciously in our explanation to our children.
So today we were looking at some pictures of Lily's baptism. Jake brings up that Jordyn (his older cousin) got baptized on Sunday (so sorry we missed it!!!) "Yes...that is great! Isn't it" I say.
Max: "So when will WE get baptized again."
Me: "You only get baptized one time Max. There is no need for more."
Max: "But Jordyn..."
Me: "Jordyn got baptized yesterday...that was her first time."
Max: So we never get rebaptized?
Jake: (with a smirk) "Unless a squirrel gets loose in church. Then ya might!"
I am thankful each time things such as this come up that our family has come to different interpretations of Scripture. Our children are learning grace among believers at such a young age.
And thank God for humor.
(for those of you who didn't get Jake's joke, just find "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" on You tube.)