In our church, young children are not considered to need baptism until they have reached an age where they can understand the concepts of faith and repentance, and are ready to be accountable for their own actions; age 8 is accepted as the point where children are mature enough to make this decision. Honeybee is getting baptized this Saturday, and has been looking forward to the event for a long time. She wanted me to make her a baptism dress, which I set out with much trepidation to do–I have very little sewing experience and had never made a dress before without help. I chose the simplest pattern I could find–and finished the dress this past weekend. We even had enough material left over to make a dress for Ladybug.
I lined the dress, then to make sure it was opaque when wet I sent Honeybee into the shower in it. She found that very amusing, but the dress proved itself. We’re all looking forward to a special day tomorrow.
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5