Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baptism Last Night at Church

There was boy who was getting baptized last night who looked to be about 4 or 5 years old. He also might have been special needs, but I am not sure. Here is the exchange (Johnny is not his real name):

Pastor: Johnny, is it true that you have accepted our Lord Jesus as your savior?

Johnny: unintelligible screech

(The pastor took that as a 'yes' I guess as after he was taken aback by the screech, he plowed on ahead)

Pastor: Johnny, have you asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins?

Johnny: Ummm, I don't know... maybe!

(Long pregnant pause... pastor is not sure what to do...)

Johnny's Dad (who was standing by him in the water): Psst! Say,"Yes sir!"

(Johnny smiles a big grin and says nothing)

Pastor awkwardly says: I now baptize you Johnny, in the name of the father, son and the holy spirit...

It was hilarious! Everyone was laughing. It was one of God's children at his finest!

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