How about John 4:14; 'whoever drinks of the water that I give shall never thirst; the water that I shall give will become in him/her a spring of water welling up to eternal life' (or just the second half)? This is my favourite passage to preach on when I do a baptism!
no twigg! didn't think it had anything to do with dying.isn't the bible story that jesus was giving one of his talks and the disciples wouldn't let the children come and bother him, and he saw what was going and on and said ' suffer the children to come unto me'. something for the people who don't allow kids at their church weddings to remember?
'The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gratious unto you
The Lord life up his countenance upon you
And bring you peace'
At my parents church, the one I attended as a child, after the babies were christened the mum and dad holding the baby turned around to face the congregation and they sang the blessing above. It was the Church's way of welcoming the babe into the church
We are humbled by the awesome power of this moment.
From our lives we have brought forth life.
Through our love we have fashioned a child of love.
May our child be a blessing to all he meets.
And may he count us among his blessings as well.