Are you a godparent? Having sponsors at a baptism isn’t as common today as it used to be. And the Bible doesn’t tell us that everyone has to have godparents. So if your kids didn’t have a godfather and a godmother chosen for them at their baptisms, that’s okay.
But you can call me the Godfather. (Because I actually have a goddaughter. I also do a pretty decent Marlon Brando impersonation, but we’ll save that for another time.)
I love being a godfather! Here are a few reasons why:
One time, Jesus “took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them” (Mark 10:16). Jesus really does love the little children. One way that he carries out his love and care for the children is through us—through parents and relatives and, yes, through godparents too. How cool is that?
Come on; do it again. Call me the Godfather.
I love it!
Kurt Wetzel is a pastor at Cross of Christ in Boise, Idaho. He’s also a proud husband, father, and godfather.
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