Saturday, February 9, 2008

Becometh as a Child...



Ethan was baptized on Saturday! The day before, he kept asking me how many more minutes until his big day would come...













It was a very humbling experience to see a child have such a strong desire to take this important step...to see his willingness to gain a testimony of the truth for himself and follow through with total excitment. It reminded me of the scripture in the Book of Mormon when Jesus had appeared as the resurrected Savior to the Nephites on the American Continent to increase their understanding of our Heavenly Father's Plan for all of us. He speaks to the people saying, "And again I say unto you, ye must repent, and be baptized in my name, and become as a little child or ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God." -3 Nephi 11:38


We know the miraculous quality of a child as they uncondtionaly obey, follow, love, submit, trust, and forgive us, the parent/teacher/grown-up. Why do we lose those most cherished qualities as adults? I think we simply just forget and that is why we are blessed with children, to remind us to "becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father." -Mosiah 3:19


We so appreciate the love and support so many of you gave to Ethan during special day! It meant so much...












2 comments:

Johnsons of Haymarket said...

Way to go Ethan!

shawni said...

Congrats to Ethan! That's so fun to see him all grown up...since I only know him as a tiny baby. Sad. I love that you're blogging and thanks for the comment on mine. I hope Ashton's doing ok. It's scary to have things like that happen. Miss you guys. Dental work needs to happen.