Saturday, February 28, 2009

Going Public With Their Face

Lately, we have had some strange happenings in our household.

Every time I walk past our bathtub, there seems to be a new item floating in about an inch deep of water. These items have ranged from a necklace, Park's shoe, my lipstick, stuffed animals, all the way to Chris' car keys.

I felt pretty confident of who the culprit was, but it wasn't until I caught him in the act that I got the full picture of what was really going down.

A few days ago, I turned the corner of my bedroom just in time to hear Park saying these words, as he dunked six plastic monkeys in our bathtub...

"Today we are having a party because you are going public with your face. I baptize you in Jesus' name! Now, hold your nose while I pray for you. Thank you, God, for these monkeys. Please help them not to drown."

Chris has been baptizing after every service for the last few weeks and apparently these celebrations have made quite the impression on sweet Park.

And I have to say it has made a pretty huge one on us, too.

How amazing it is to see people go public with their faith (or as Park so eloquently put it..."face"), as they venture into the next step of their relationship with Christ!

And just to clarify, Chris has not let a single one drown.

Now if only we could say the same for Park....

Rest in peace little plastic monkey, who accidentally slipped down the drain during baptism festivities. At least it wasn't the car keys, though.

6 comments:

Mandi said...

That is precious! What a sweet memory to tell Park about one day! I'm so glad to hear so many have gone public with their "face" these past few weeks. ha ha!

Ann said...

Kids do and say the funniest things...and they are usually just imitating something they saw their parents do!! Too cute, thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Caiden still says "bathtized"--Park takes it literally! Bless his face. I mean, faith :)

Jeff and Lindsey said...

Oh my Goodness...what a sweet little boy!

Heather said...

That is a precious story! I tried baptizing my dolls when I was little because I wanted them in heaven with me. It worked pretty well except for the dolls with batteries!

demetria said...

WONDERFUL!! i loved this story. thanks for sharing it with us :O)