Joshua’s Baptism

    “Joshua’s Baptism,” Friend, Feb. 2003, 29

    Joshua’s Baptism

    My older brother, Joshua, was going to be baptized. He was going to sing a song about baptism. My little brother, Joseph, and I were going to hold up pictures when Joshua sang his song. I wanted to hold the picture of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist. It’s my favorite. Joseph was going to hold up a picture of a father baptizing his son.

    When it was time for Joshua to sing, Joseph wanted to hold up my picture. I didn’t want to let it go. Joseph started to cry a little, so I thought for a second and looked around at everyone. I decided to let Joseph hold my picture. I know I didn’t have to let him hold it, but I didn’t want him to cause a problem for Joshua’s baptism. I really love my brothers, and it makes me happy when they are happy, too.

    After I let Joseph hold my picture, all the people smiled at me. That was nice. Joshua smiled, too. I like to choose the right. It makes me feel good, and I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus like it, too.

    Joshua, Jarom, and Joseph Lybe, ages 8, 5, and 3, are members of the Moorpark First Ward, Thousand Oaks California Stake.