yesterday was our church's annual outdoor service. a chance for our, normally, 3 services to come together in one giant mass of umbrellas, sunglasses, babies and sunshine. for one purpose: worship.
it is just fabulous. kids everywhere. people holding babies that aren't their own.
and one of the best things God invented: baptism.
a death, a new life. the symbolic washing clean. emerging from the tub. soaked and washed. this is a symbol- a declaration to the world that this individual belongs to Christ. Saving faith is their testimony. and the dunking and lifting is their shout. telling all who will hear-- Jesus saves. He saved me.
beyond glorious. what rich gifts we have, friends. a faith that saves. faith that is counted as righteousness. insane gifts.