A Beautiful Day

Today was a good, no, a beautiful day.
First, we attended Holy Trinity Church Geneva where there was a baptism service. The children were so cute and none of them budged during the service. Furthermore, Micheal French did a great job of describing the purpose and place of rituals and symbols and in our world today. After the baptisms, we prayed this Profession of faith:
We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God;
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Beautiful.
Then, Laura, David (brother-in-law) and Chelsea (sister-in-law) went to Shema, our community. It was a another rich experience. David and Chelsea played a few songs, and as a community we discussed the nature and place of the gospel in or lives. It was rich. One of the songs David and Chelsea played was Vito’s Ordination Song by Sufjan Stevens. Here are the lyrics:
I always knew you in your mother’s arms
I have called your name
I’ve an idea placed in your mind to be a better man
I’ve made a crown for you, put it in your room
And when bridegroom comes
There will be noise, there will be glad
And a perfect bed…
And when you write a poem
I know the words, I know the sounds
Before you write it down
When you wear your clothes I wear them too,
I wear your shoes, and your jacket too
I always knew you in your mother’s arms
I have called you son
I’ve made amends between father and son
Or if you haven’t one
Rest in my arms, sleep in my bed
There’s a design to all I did and said
Rest in my arms, sleep in my bed
There’s a design….

Finally, the four of us went up to the Saleve for a snow walk. It was so beautiful. Here are a few of the photos. It was so beautiful.
Laura, David Chelsea.jpg
Notice the moon. It was as large as I could get it. I need a new lens I guess?
sunset hill.jpg
tree snow hill.jpg
Again, a beautiful day…and we didn’t let it get away.
Amen….
joshua