Hearts to Understand

Today I had the privilege of attending the baptism of a wonderful little 8 year old boy and helped by providing music for the occasion. (I love baptisms and this one was special because of Jack and his family).

The bonus for me was the special musical number, sung by an amazing male soloist. The whole baptism was lovely, but for me, the best part (besides the baptism itself) was feeling the words to the song as I played for him. The song, "Hearts that Understand", came from the old "Hold to the Rod" video series (you may have seen them in seminary). The words really spoke to me -- and I think that the outpouring of the Spirit came from the combination of the beauty of the music, the beauty of the words, the beauty of the singing itself, and the beauty of the baptismal ordinance. It was a wonderful hour, feeling the Spirit and watching Jack become a member of the Church.

"Have you been blessed to know someone who hears what can't be heard?
Who sees the Lord in things unseen and understands His word?
Each man can know the things of God and know that they are real.
And every soul can learn to know, and hear and see and feel.

We must have ears to hear the word of the Lord,
And eyes to see His plan;
Feet to follow in His path,
And hearts to understand."
(words by Even K. Jones)
I am striving to have those ears, eyes, feet and heart. Feeling the Spirit as I did strengthens me and lifts me up. I'm so thankful I was there. It was a sweet blessing for me today.


Jori said...

What a great experience! I love attending baptisms. There is always such an outpouring of the spirit.

Marilee said...

I was so happy to see someone new commenting on my blog....stop by any time. Lethbridge huh? I bet you and my husband have people you know in common, he grew up in Cardston.

Kristi said...

What an amazing experience baptisms are! That sounds like a beautiful musical number!

feltc said...

I love attending baptisms. I'm so glad you had such a nice experience :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

i'm sure carl did that justice. he's a great singer.

hoLLy said...

that sounds like such a sweet baptism. baptisms are such good reminders of the covenants we have made. we were able to attend one last week also. i hadn't been to one in a long time and the spirit was so strong.

Wendy said...

so nice! we missed it! it was a crazy day. thanks for sharing some of it!