05 September 2010

"For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved."
Romans 8:22-24

Today, Moses and Augustine were baptized!


We have prayed for them even before they were born. We have watched them grow, learn to sit up and learn to walk all through photographs sent from their orphanages.


But even before that, before the beginning of time, God planned for these two boys who were born in small villages in Ethiopia so far away from here, to belong to the Faires family. They've always been ours.


"When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'Brothers, what shall we do?'

Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.'"

Acts 2:37-39

Thanks be to God for His good grace in our lives!


Faith said...

How precious!

Rebecca said...

I love the one of Gusty looking at Dr. Grant!

Laura said...

My son was baptized on 9/5 too. :D