Thereâ€™s a Grand Canyon between covenant keeping and covenant breaking. To use a wedding ceremony as an example, the couple makes vows: the man to provide and cherish, the woman to obey and respect, etc. A faithful marriage is always marked by trust in the word of their vows, and then adherence to those vows. Unfaithfulness to those vows results in all manner of malformations; whether divorce which shatters the vows into splinters, or what modern society has cooked up with the insane notion of open marriage, which makes as much sense as saying square circles. So when we administer this covenant sign to a child we must remember that faithlessness in the covenant is an absurdity.
We donâ€™t bring our children to the Lord to be baptized so that they can then go and live in total opposition to what is vowed here today. God says in this sacrament, â€œThis one is mine.â€ To which the faithful child, as she grows, learns to say, â€œAnd You are mine.â€ God enters into covenant with this child welcomes her into the covenant by grace, and by Godâ€™s grace, He will uphold her to keep this covenant.
So welcome covenant child to Jesus Christâ€¦