Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Beautiful, beautiful

~Francesca Battistelli

My niece Brianna was Baptized in the ocean off the Isle of Palms today!
I got to witness this beautiful thing.

excuse the drops of water on the lens in all these pictures. 
I had no idea until later that I'd splashed some up on the lens. 

It was very spontaneous.  Her family was visiting us for the weekend. They went to church with us and near the end, one of our pastors gave an open invitation to be baptized at the beach today.  Brianna turned to her mom and asked if she could be baptized!  Brianna is almost 18 and has known for a while that she wanted to be baptized, but has not had the opportunity.  You don't pass it up when it jumps out at you like this one did!  She loves Charleston, loves the beach and though she loves her own church, she has always felt at home at our church as well.  We made a mad dash home for the cameras and a beach towel and then raced to the Isle of Palms.  She was baptized by John, an associate pastor and our youth leader, Dave.

Afterwards, my sister pulled out her iPad {yes she did} and clicked her task manager app {mm-hmm} and checked off ~Insure Brianna gets baptized.

My sister makes me laugh!

It was a very beautiful day.  A very beautiful thing. 

"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." ~Galatians 3:27

1 comment:

Mama S said...

Tell Brianna to click on the 7th picture in this post to enlarge it. Then run the zoom feature to 200%. I see an image of a CROSS just to the right of her between her face and the associate mininster's elbow. See if she can see it. Incidently, all the pictures were just like being there. Thank you.