That Water Grave
We walked into the hotel’s pool area and smelled the chlorine lingering in the air.
It wasn’t a typical pool day, though.
There were chairs lined up near the water, and our preacher was already hard at it explaining the purpose and benefits of baptism.
Several folks got up when he was nearly done and began to make their way over to the pool. These had all expressed a desire to be baptized, and I’m sure had been through a session with the pastor on the significance of their decision.
People of all ages were waiting by the edge of the pool when the crowd made its way over. Grandparents, young adults and even one little blonde-headed girl all wanted to be “dunked.”
I love watching people get baptized. It’s like witnessing a holy, heavenly event right in the confines of our earthly setting.
“Woot woots!” came from the crowd as each church member went under and came back up to step into new life. Straining to hear what my pastor said to each one as they were immersed into the water, I finally made out these words ...
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Who is God? God loves us so much that He wants us washed of all the old "yuck" as we enter into new life with Him. Baptism is a wonderful, symbolic event. Have you been baptized yet?
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