My Brother’s Baptism
July 2005

“My Brother’s Baptism,” Friend, July 2005, 7

My Brother’s Baptism

I’m watching my big brother

Whether at work or at play.

I watch him very closely

Every night and every day.

I watch him help our mother

Without ever saying no.

I watch him help our father

Mow the lawn or shovel snow.

I watch him pray at bedtime;

Read his scriptures every night.

I watch him very closely—

He helps me choose the right.

I watched him wear white clothing

On his sacred baptism day.

He was following Jesus,

Just like the scriptures say.

Then he said something special—

Now I can hardly wait.

He said I can be baptized

Just as soon as I turn eight!

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan; photography by Karla Robinett