Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baptism by Bath Water

Since our kids are 'preachers kids,' we've definitely heard our fair share of 'You Know You're a Preacher's Kid When' kind of jokes and stories. Like when our first son was born and his full name, Gabriel Elijah, was announced in church. Or when Cooper answered every question at preschool last year with the Sunday School answers of 'God, Jesus or the Bible.' Or when Chloe adds, 'In Jesus name, Amen,' at the end of any prayer being said.

Yes, we've definitely heard our fair share of those jokes.

Last night after overhearing the boys participating in some role playing, I definitely have a new story to add to the list. Gabe and Cooper were taking a bath and I was folding some laundry. I could hear from the open door to the bathroom everything that they were saying, and what I heard intrigued me, so I went to the door to eavesdrop.

What I witnessed was Cooper doing the back float in the bathtub and Gabe positioned at his head. Gabe then said, 'In the name of the Father,' and proceeded to tell Cooper to go under water. Gabe helped Coop up from the water, placed his hands on Cooper's head and said, 'In the name of the Father, you are holy.'

It made me laugh so hard. Gabe was so serious as he proclaimed Cooper 'holy.' Speaking of which, I think Gabe may need to work on his theology a bit before he performs any more baptisms.

But really, who else but pastor's kids practice baptizing each other during bath time.


Tara Anderson said...

I love the baptizing in the bathtub story! Priceless! My kids pray with their toys...before bed, before tea parties, you name it! It's so cool to see the little ones "pretending" the ways of God. One day they'll be all grown up and doing it "for real" and THAT is how we know we've done our job!

Firefly Photo Jewelry said...

Oh that is sooo priceless! I can't just imagine seeing that. Thanks so much for sharing that story ;)

Valerie and Jeff said...

That is a hoot! (Especially to know they were so serious.) Brayden prayed over a toad this summer ... and thankfully the toad was okay. I wouldn't want to rock his faith quite yet! Isn't it cool to see them walking in your footsteps in such a mighty way?! Too cool.

HeatherOz said...

That is so funny! I love when kids immitate their adults!

TanyaLea said...

WAYYYY C'UTE!!! You have SO much to be proud of...clearly you are training up your children in the way they should go! I loved this post!...kids are such a hoot!! :)

Shana said...

That is so funny. I would much rather hear of kids practicing or playing baptism than fighting and shooting! Great job.