Jesus answered [Nicodemus]: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
So, as instructed, Martin was baptised yesterday with much feasting and rejoicing.
We timed the baptism so that my parents from Melbourne (over 800km/500miles away) were able to attend, and it was the regular monthly homeschoolers day, too. So that meant lots of children and family support.
Our biggest nervousness was with the godfather. He was late and luckily just made it in time.
The role of the godparents is to vouch for the infant and in addition to the parents promise to assist the child in living and learning the faith.
Martin did very well and calmly accepted all the ceremonies and at the last pouring of water upon his forehead, "I baptise you in the name of the Father [water] and of the Son [water] and of the Holy Spirit [water]" Martin gave a small cry. Father made the comment, "See, the Holy Spirit does work!"