Tuesday, September 29

Special, special day.


coveredbridge, originally uploaded by hannahhagarty.

At their request, our two eldest kiddos were baptized as an outward sign of their growing faith and new life in Christ.









Sean did the honors in the chilly mountain waters while Chase, Ella, Aiden and I sat by and watched. Across the stream an elderly couple watched too. And God was there.


baptize1, originally uploaded by hannahhagarty.




12 comments:

Sommer said...

Beautiful! May the Lord bless and be with your children always!

Diane said...

Great day! :O)

minivanlife said...

Wow, what touching photos... beautiful...

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Anonymous said...

So happy to hear about two older ones making thier decision for Christ. Much rejoicing in Ohio for the kiddos!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Annelise and Andrew! Baptism is such a beautiful picture of the new life we have in Christ!

Mrs. FSG said...

How precious!

mandi said...

oh hannah- what a sweet day. and very timely. we are currently praying about where to baptize our eldest.

Laura said...

Beautiful occasion and photos!

Katie said...

Can I ask why Sean performed the baptism instead of it being done at your church?

Hannah said...

Thanks, everyone. It WAS a great day. Someone asked why Sean baptized them instead of them being baptized at our church. I thought I posted the comment but can't find it now...
I guess we did it this way because we wanted it to be memorable. The church has a baptismal tank. Kinda skeevy by the third person being dipped.:O I am so glad we took the time to talk with each of the kids, make sure they knew why we believe in baptism and make sure it was their own choice. Going to a beautiful place we love as a family made it a great memory.

Sam said...

Awesome. Baptism is so powerful. There are few things in my mind that demonstrate the power of a transformed life than baptism.

Sam said...

BTW Baptism didn't start in a church but outside it. As a kids pastor. I think more parents should baptize their kids. How much personal can you get in the spiritual journey of your kiddos. The bible teaches we are all priests. My father baptized me as a wee kid and I look forward to the day I can baptize my kids.

The one cause for concern that I think is legitimate is when people don't value the local church try to live their faith outside of the vehicle Jesus set forth for us to use to reach the world. There is power in unity. This however is NOT a problem with Sean and Hannah. They are both VERY committed to their local church.