Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Janey Kate's Baptism

I am a bit behind posting this, but I didn't want to miss blogging about such an important event! On April 17th, Jon had the privilege of baptizing Janey Kate. She is the 5th one of our children he has been able to baptize. There is no denying that April is an extremely difficult month for us emotionally, and it was definitely an emotional day as we were grieving our little Knox, but it was also a special day with the reminder of the hope we have in Christ and the promises He has made to us.


Beneath the blood-stained lintel I with my children stand.
A messenger of evil Is passing through the land.
There is no other refuge from the destroyer's face.
Beneath the blood-stained lintel shall be our hiding place.

The Lamb of God has suffered our sins and griefs He bore,
By faith the blood is sprinkled above our dwelling's door.
The foe who seeks to enter doth fear that sacred sign,
Tonight the blood-stained lintel shall shelter me and mine.

My Savior, for my dear ones I claim Thy promise true.
The Lamb is "for the household" - the children's Savior too.
On earth the little children once felt Thy touch divine;
Beneath the blood-stained lintel Thy blessing give to mine.

O thou who gave them, guard them, those wayward little feet,
The wilderness before them, the ills of life to meet.
My mother love is helpless, I trust them to Thy care!
Beneath the blood-stained lintel, oh, keep me ever there!

The faith I rest upon Thee Thou will not disappoint;
With wisdom, Lord, to train them, my shrinking heart anoint.
Without my children, Father, I cannot see Thy face;
I plead the blood-stained lintel, Thy covenant of grace.

Oh, wonderful Redeemer, Who suffered for our sake,
When o'er the guilty nations the judgment storm shall break,
With joy from that safe shelter may we then meet Thine eye,
Beneath the blood-stained lintel, my children, Lord, an I.

From the "Continual Burnt Offerings" by H.A. Ironside

Baptizing Mallory Jane Katharine Anderson...child of the King!

P.S. She was a total crank that day! ;-)


Heather said...

Yaaay Janey Kate! Welcome! So wish we could go for a walk today! It's beautiful up here!
Love to all.

Sean Brandt said...

Congratulations on your daughterls regeneration!

Wanting What I Have said...

Oh Rachel!!! Precious!!! How great is the Father's love for us!