I meant to write this post before we left for New England, but it didn’t happen. I am back in Atlanta now and trying to get caught up!
Paul and I attend and are members of a Presbyterian church (PCA) here in Atlanta. In our denomination, we baptize our infants. I was going to do a post on infant baptism, but I didn’t want to start a debate on the subject here on my blog. So I’ll link to this article which explains the biblical grounds behind infant baptism quite thoroughly. In short, we had Savannah baptized as a symbol of being part of the Covenant Community. This is a bit different from Believer’s baptism, which is a public declaration of salvation. And to correct a common misconception – we don’t believe that baptism saves the child. If you’d like to dialogue more, or would like to debate this topic further, then I point you here.
On January 10th, Savannah was baptized. My mom sewed a baptismal gown for Savannah, and she and my dad came up for the event. The gown was beautiful! And Savannah did very well. When she didn’t have her hand in her mouth, she actually started “singing” while we were up front, which amused me.