Monday, February 11, 2008
The Heavens Opened and the Angels Rejoiced
The heavens opened and the angels sang with us Sunday morning. Why this jubilation, at the onset of Lent? What caused celestial joy such as earth has scarcely known? What was the grand occasion?
The Baptism of Sarah Ann Eckardt, grandchild of your humble scribe, and now, disciple of Jesus and member of His holy flock.
In glad obedience to Jesus' command, Suffer the little ones to come unto me and forbid them not, the child was brought, and Jesus received her into his kingdom by water and the word, to a life of faith and of following Him who is our Delight and Salvation.
And so these jubilant angels of Christ shall surely follow her all the days of her life.
And so shall we rejoice and be glad, and give thanks for His unspeakable goodness.