Last night I got to do one of my favorite things in ministry: present a newborn baby to the church family. Little Angelo Miguel was born a little over two weeks ago, and his parents, Jadson and Maria, brought him to church for the first time last night.

Together with his parents, our congregation solemnly committed itself to bring him up “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” – not a commitment to be entered into lightly in the times in which we live.