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I love Baptisms. I always love it when people respond to Jesus in this way.


I remember as a TEENAGER

seeing people from our YOUTH GROUP

being BAPTISED in a BAPTISMAL POOL

at the FRONT of our Church.


It was so STRANGE to me.

I watched as people WALKED DOWN THE STEPS

of a SMALL POOL at the FRONT OF THE CHURCH

and EXPRESSED THEIR FAITH in Christ.


It was the FUNNIEST THING I had ever witnessed

and I couldn’t hold in my LAUGHTER,

sometimes at INAPPROPRIATE times in the service.



I didn’t know then

that what I considered to be SO FUNNY

would become something

so VITALLY IMPORTANT to me,

as years later

I TOO was baptised in that SAME POOL.


I didn’t realise

how WONDERFULLY SYMBOLIC that act was.

It symbolised DYING TO THE OLD WAY OF LIFE

and LIVING TO THE NEW WAY OF LIFE,

and of EXPRESSING MY COMMITMENT TO CHRIST.


Now as a Pastor, I have LOST COUNT

of all the people I have ever baptized,

but what a GREAT HONOUR it has been.


Such a SIMPLE ACT,

yet SUCH GREAT SYMBOLISM

of what has taken place ON THE INSIDE,

as you HONOUR THE LORD in your life.

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