Monday, December 03, 2007

Spielberg needn't worry yet

It was a very special night at Zac's yesterday: it was the first baptism to be held in the building since it's been Zac's. (It used to be an old mission hall that had become vacant.) Sean has baptised people in the sea before but this one was extra-special.

The lady who was baptised has had a rotten life. She grew up being told she was bad, and when bad things happened, she was told it was her fault because she was bad. How can people destroy others in that way? What makes them say such things?

Anyway, she's become a Christian and her life is showing a great change. She's not 'there' yet - which one of us is? - but she is well on her way and the change is visible in her face, in her very skin.

Husband very kindly allowed me to take the camcorder along. he showed me how to do the basics so I sat and filmed all the talky bit fine and dandy. Then it was time for the baptism and I got up and walked round to the end of the pool to get a better angle. And at some point in that process, I stopped recording. And forgot to start again. So I missed the actual dunking.

Sometimes I think I shouldn't be let out without a minder.


mdmhvonpa said...

A minder ... indeed. The Mrs would agree with you if the topic were myself.

leslie said...

Before I got "dunked" I always thought I was too bad to be a Christian. Then I "got" it - that's the whole point: to recognize oneself as a sinner and accepting Christ as one's saviour. Becoming a Christian doesn't necessarily make life all better; in fact, sometimes it makes it harder. But I'm so happy for that lady that she's taken that first step. And glad you were there to record "most" of the ceremony.

Gledwood said...

Imagine getting Spielberg to direct your Family Gatherings weddings/baptisms/etc videos..!

(probably would get bloody great dinosaurs stalking round the side of the church so be careful!)


jmb said...

All this high tech stuff is so challenging. Some is better than none, isn't it?

Liz said...

I think you probably do need a minder with your habit of chopping things down, mdm!

That's right, leslie. I am such a sinner, I certainly couldn't do it on my own!!

But a dinosaur or an alien would make for a more interesting film, gledwood!

I'd like to think that, one day, I'll get the hang of it, but I know that's true, jmb!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think you're doing well even trying!

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