Monday, November 16, 2009

What to put on a Christening cake

Ivey's Christening is Sunday, and I was just nursing her while simultaneously searching online for ideas of scripture to put on the cake. It was a perfect storm for getting all weepy. Here's our short list:

"Let the little children come to me... for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these" (Mark 10:14)

"Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it" (Mark 10:15)

"...And a little child shall lead them" (Isaiah 11:6)

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (Jeremiah 1:5)

"Children are a gift of the Lord" (Psalm 127:3)

I also love this:

"Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them" (Psalm 127:4-5)

We just can't figure out a way to make it fit or make sense on a cake. It's my new favorite, though. Thanks to Mama Rissa for introducing to me the whole concept behind it through her blog. I think about it a lot and it makes me happy :-)

We may just go with "Jesus loves the little children" or "Little ones to Him belong." If you have any better ideas, please tell me ASAP!


Rissa said...

Aw, yay! That warms my heart. Thanks for the link love. :) I think Psalm 127:4-5 is perfectly appropriate! And it speaks a lot about your heart toward Ivey!

Emily said...

haha we were totally unoriginal- Lucy's said, "God Bless You, Lucy!" But her invites had Psalm 139:14 on them, which I love.

Rebecca said...

A few years ago, I knew a nice lady who worked for Bob Jones. All of the emails I had from her had the same scripture at the bottom. When I asked her about it, she told me that it was her life verse - the verse that most captured her relationship with God and encouraged her through her walk with Him. I LOVED the concept, but having grown up Catholic, I knew very few verses off the top of my head. After her explanation, I was always looking for something and so many things sounded good, but nothing jumped out at me and screamed "YEP, I'M RIGHT HERE! THIS IS THE ONE, BABY! PICK ME!" And then one day, a friend sent me the most innocuous email that really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I found my life verse: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to hurt you, plans to give you a hope and a future." I realize that this event has surely passed by now, but I hope that this verse can be useful at some point in the future. Another verse I love is the one you noted Jeremiah 1:5.