The baptism of a child is a very special occasion. It introduces a baby to religion, spirituality and beliefs.
Everyone invited to attend the event should be prepared. A small gift and a card will certainly be appropriate. Many people, however, wonder what exactly to include in that card. Are all types of wishes appropriate for a christening?
Naturally, the occasion is a serious one and the message should have religious relevance. You have several options when coming up with a christening message. The usage of a poem is one of them.
How Are Christening Poems Presented?
Usually, people invited to a christening ceremony provide the baby and its parents with a gift and a card. Some of these cards have verses and poems printed on them, while other times you will have to unleash your creative powers.
If you decide to make the card yourself, you are left with the task of selecting or writing a poem. These poems are more serious than the ones written on new baby cards. The message should be related to spirituality and belief.
Tone and Content
A baby christening poem cannot be humorous. Humor is appropriate for other occasions and entirely unsuitable for this one.
A baptism poem can accomplish several goals. The majority of these poems present the best wishes of the gift giver and demonstrate good will, love and respect for the young family and its newest member.
In other instances, a Bible verse will also be very appropriate, especially if the one has been selected to correspond to the event or to the baby’s character.
Other people prefer celebratory poems. These are also having a religious theme but their nature is more casual and focusing on the festive element of a christening.
Either option is appropriate. Pick the one that you like the most and the one that is certain to please the parents. If you know them well, you will be able to tell how they feel about religion and the christening ceremony.
Christening Poem Samples
You might still be uncertain about appropriate christening poems. If you find it difficult to come up with one yourself, you can use one of the following samples. You can modify and shorten them to suit your individual needs and to make the poem appropriate for the specific event:
You are a precious gift to us
sent from God above.
He placed you in our loving arms and
blessed us with your love.
May you always walk with Jesus -
live your faith in all you do.
Treasuring God's love -
the way we treasure
the priceless gift of you.
You have come into the world so tiny,
Yet with such great promise for the future.
Before you were even born,
God planned wonderful things for you.
As you are baptized,
May you feel His love
And the love of those around you,
And may you always follow in His way.
A child is a precious gift from God
And baptism is God's gift wrapping
Our hearts fill with joy,
Our voices sing God's praise;
For today a special child
Joins Christ's family.
Our eyes lift to heaven,
Our arms embrace the child;
For we are all beloved,
As one family in God's blessings.
We bless you here O little one
Now your life has just begun
From this place your path may travel
Winding always as questions unravel
And answers appear in shades of grey
Far from the white you wear today
Keep safe and carry our love with you
And may your heart be blessed in everything you do
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
You can also pick other biblical verses that you prefer or that hold special meaning to you. Make sure that the poem or verse selected represent your sentiments and the wishes you want to share. A christening is a lovely ceremony that requires a special message. Pick the best one!