Monday, November 15, 2010

Peter

<== the Jacob and Cara Kennedy Family.



So many various things have crossed my path and I need to talk about Peter before moving on with the calendar. Peter is my grandson. He turned 8 on Nov. 5 which in our church is an important age. It's the age of accountability, the age when a child is baptized....having made the decision for himself on whether or not to be baptized and covenant to take upon him the name of Christ, to stand as a witness of Him at all times and in all places even until death (Mos 18:9), to bear one another's burdens, to mourn with those who mourn, to strive to be obedient to all of the Lord's commandments. These are promises that are not to be taken lightly. But by being baptized as the Lord commanded, we can enjoy and actively participate in the Atonement.

So Robert got home from work, grabbed a few hours sleep and we started our drive to southern Indiana. We took turns driving mostly so he could continue to sleep. We got there with a few short hours to spare and then took off to their church for the baptismal service.

Peter had asked Robert to give the talk and as always Robert presented Peter with a compass. When Robert was a young boy, his Sunday School teacher promised the class that there would be a 'quiz' at the end and whoever got the highest score would get a prize. Being the perfect boy that Robert is, and has continued to be into manhood, Robert listened attentively and was able to win the prize. And it was a compass. The compass which he still has to this day. But the lesson is that as the compass helps scouts to find their way so does the Holy Ghost help us find our way to all things good. So Robert shows off the old, comfortable compass and then presents the new. Naturally the kids all love to try out the compass, to touch it and feel it. These are 4 boys, all the same age...and Peter's friends. What a bunch!










It is always lovely to watch a dad with his child, enter the baptismal font, as Jacob did with Peter. It is a very special day and we were so glad to be a part of the event.



We departed for home after church the next day. Nothing like a down-there and back trip. But for such a great reason! Thanks Peter for inviting us.

1 comment:

Lin Floyd said...

how fun. We're going to try again next month in Dec for Daniel's son NAthan to be baptized. Last month Dan ended up in the hospital but is doing well now after his kidney stone attack. Our grandkids are growing up...

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