On Thursay afternoon Hooli asked to be baptised. He has been asking lots of interesting questions lately so I wasnt completely thrown by the request. He has always loved the JESUS movie, used to watch it over and over as a toddler so we eventually put it away as I felt the crucifixion scene was a bit gory for a lightie.
Fast forward 2.5yrs and he is watching it again. He has been asking many questions around the story of Christ. Some have been tough - it is not easy to explain the mysteries of our journey. He asked me to explain what baptism meant and so I told him. I then asked The Man to explain it to him aswell.
He was so beautifully receptive and insisted that he was ready to take the 'plunge' .
The timing could not have been more perfect. The girls were at my sister. The Man was working from home so therefore available to do the dip. It was a casual yet utterly remarkable moment in our lives.
I know some would probably frown upon the baptism of a youngster - I choose to believe that this is when they experience the reality of Christ most intensely. It is later, as we begin to question -doubt - wrestle, that things get murky.
I choose to believe that Hooli went through those waters and has come out renewed and ready to take on His new life. I choose to never underestimate the heart or mind of a child.