Jacob got baptismed!
It was clear to see he’d re-found God among us over the past few months and simply wanted to obey Jesus’ call to repent, be baptised and follow. We would have simply dunked him in a bath one evening but we were due to have a bible study on baptism and we also wanted to make it into a bit more of a proclamation, so put it off until a Sunday afternoon so we could invite folk over and make a bit of a song and dance about it.
Although the pool was quite shallow it took ages to fill up but luckily it was a long free afternoon and we had a bring & share feast and many people to enjoy while we waited. Being cold midwinter it was probably the fastest baptism I’ve seen. There’s something very Celtic/rustic about baptising in freezing water.
Jacob’s a fantastic guy: genuine, warm, and a deft bard like his brother. He’s a thinker, a worshipper, a carer and I get the feeling he’ll become even more of a solid foundation for many friends as he grows in God.
Also, Deft Bard could be a fantastic name for a band (copyright © Aidan Ashby 2018).