How is it that we can say that we trust in God’s covenant promises on behalf of our children? How can we say that we look to God in faith for our children’s salvation as we do our own? There is much we could say but let’s give three simple reasons for now. First, this is what God promised Abraham, and this is what Abraham believed. God said, I will be your God and the God of your children after you. Abraham believed God for his children, and this was pleasing to God. Second, when Peter preached at Pentecost and the crowds wanted to know what to do, Peter said to repent and be baptized for the promise is to you and your children, and to those far off, as many as the Lord our God will call. In fact, what both of these stories tell us is that there really is no other way to come to God. You can only come to God believing that He is this kind of God, that He intends to be God to your children. Believing that He isn’t particularly inclined to save the rest of your family is to not really know the kind of God you’re coming to. Third, I would point to that famous story in the gospels when those courageous folks lowered their friend who could not walk down through the roof of the crowded house. Do you know what the gospel says? It says that when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, your sins are forgiven. That’s the kind of Savior we serve. When He sees the faith of the friends, he doesn’t even ask the lame man what he wants, Jesus just sets him free. Kaleb and Jessie, you are those friends to Madeleine today. It took a fair bit of courage and audacity for those friends, and it still takes courage and audacity today to bring our children to Jesus. But Jesus says, let the little children come to me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.