The story goes that Charles Spurgeon was converted upon hearing a sermon on the text from Isaiah 45:22, â€œLook unto me, and be ye saved.â€ This endures as the potently simple Gospel of salvation: Look to Christ.
Here in this childâ€™s infancy, before heâ€™s even able to fix his eyes firmly on anything, we are turning his eyes to Christ in applying these covenantal waters. As these parents raise him, theyâ€™re commanded to continually point his eyes to Christ. As the body, weâ€™re admonished to encourage him to fix his eyes on Christ. All of this so that, someday, when his children & grandchildren close his eyes in death, his whole life will have been one of looking to Christ. So, what we are saying in this baptism is what he must hear and do each day of his life: look to Christ, and be ye saved.
So welcome covenant child to Jesus Christâ€¦