Tyler: “Mommy, in church pastor Aaron talked to us about baptism. And he said that next week they’re gonna baptize some people after church. And you know what? He said that they’re even going to baptize some of the kids!” He pauses, and quietly but eagerly says, “I hope they pick me…”
Sorry, Tyler, I didn’t throw your name into the random baptism lottery this time.
This, from the boy who, as my brother-in-law reminded me recently, prayed as a three year old: “Dear Lord, Thank you for this day. And thank you for God’s son. And thank you for Jesus’ son. And thank you for Capri Sun. Amen.”
No, buddy, you’re not getting baptized next week. I think we have a little ways to go.