Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Certain Woman Necklace {Giveaway}

Way back in September my daughter Rose was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was an awesome day and an awesome experience. I have been meaning to write about it for months now, but I've been so caught up in finishing and launching my Old Testament book that I haven't had time to. But better late than never, right?

First, I just want to mention how much I love it that this little girl wanted a red dress for her baptism. It seems to be the custom for little girls to have white dresses but Rose was adamant that she wanted a red one... with roses on it of course. We decided that a red dress was perfect for a baptism because baptism symbolizes new birth and birth always involves blood. In mortal birth it is the mother's blood which is shed for us and in spiritual birth (baptism) it is our Savior's blood which is spilled for us. So red... it works.

Second, I wanted to share this very special necklace that I had made for Rose. It is her "certain woman" necklace and the phrase is from Sister Burton's talk about the "certain women" who followed Jesus Christ.

In the New Testament it states that there were many, many women who followed Christ and since we don't know their names the account simply calls them "certain" women-- as in "specific but not explicitly named or stated".