Wednesday, June 28, 2006

And There Was Much Rejoicing

Philip was baptized by his Dad tonight. It all began last year after VBS, and he asked his dad then if he could be baptized. John was concerned that the age of 8 was too young for him to really understand, so he told Philip they would study more about it during their morning bible studies. Well, this year after VBS, Philip came to John with tears in his eyes and said, "Dad, I need to be baptized!" And it was time.

John asked Philip to tell the assembly why he wanted to be baptized and Philip explained the gospel for everyone to hear. He understands! It was a great moment to watch. Andy led the church in "Lord I Lift Your Name on High" and "A New Anointing" while Philip changed and then Terrell prayed. Philip was a little overwhelmed by all the attention afterwards and was glad to escape to go play video games. We went to get ice cream at Sonic later, and invited the Williams' to join us. It was a great night and there was much rejoicing.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Yay for Philip! It is so cool when one of our kids "gets it" and wants to put on Christ.

Christina said...

Congratulations to Philip and also to you and John! What a happy day it is to see your child baptized and born again!

Lynn said...

What a wonderful night for all the Hummels. It was great to share in the experience. Lynn

thruchildeyes said...

How wonderful! We are rejoicing with your family!

Sara

Jan said...

There is much rejoicing! So happy for Philip and your whole family. May he keep that joy all his life.

janjanmom said...

I am so happy for him especially, but all of you!! Thanks for sharing some good and wonderful news!! I am glad to get it!