It was lovely to welcome two new members to the Christian Family through the baptisms of Liliana and Salvador (in Tain and Dornoch respectively) over the last two weeks.
Yesterday in Tain, as we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension (transferred from Thursday) we heard:
‘While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”‘
Whilst in Dornoch last Sunday we heard:
‘Then Peter said, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.‘
Fitting sentiments for these occasions when both the Church Family and the families of Liliana and Salvador have cause for rejoicing.