Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Baptism

Five young men and women declaring the most important decision of their lives.

βαπτιζω...

(Had to show off my Greek, as inadequate as it is.)

Grandfather and grandson.

"Buried with him in baptism...

...wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead." -Col. 2:12

Candace, push that record button because...

...it's Faith's turn.

This sister of mine has, by God's grace, begun the journey of living out her name.

"The faith that saves is the faith that submits to baptism." -Mr. Einwechter



Another daughter who had the rare privilege of being baptized by her own father.

"For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." -Gal. 3:27

Mariana has put on Christ...

...and I do believe Mr. Oberholtzer has put on dry clothes.

Naomi, who helps with Phares and keeps him out of trouble.

I didn't say: out of water.

Friendless? Forlorn? Maybe even ostracized?

Hardly.

Sunlight and spaghetti - both brightening this little face.

And we'll end with dessert, as does every good fellowship meal.

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God Bless.

Carmen

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

Blessings to Faith in this most important event!

Anonymous said...

Very good with the Greek. Is have you done any neuter or feminine Greek words yet? That is when it starts to get really fun. It is especially fun when words start conjugating and elisions take place changing the look of the word altogether.

I do believe though instead of baptizw you should have baptizei, denoting that Mr Einweichter (ei = he, she, it baptizes) is baptizing not you (w = I).

Is not greek so much fun!!! What a challenge to the brain!

Carmen M. said...

I'm enjoying Greek for that very reason: that it challenges the brain. Mine hasn't had enough stimulation lately.

We learned the second declension paradigms and are in the chapter on the first declension. So yes, we've been dealing with the various genders.

I toyed with that, but in the end I decided to go with the first person singular, hoping to communicate the idea of a quote since Mr. Einwechter always says, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, etc." Thanks for the critique though.