August 25th, 2016
Submerged in the waters of baptism, we enter into the death of Christ. Emerging in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we enter a new life in Christ’s resurrection power. Baptism is our death and resurrection. We die to the old life and rise to new life rooted in Christ.
Looking through the baptismal waters the old life ought to look strange. We no longer recognize possessions as riches because understanding the mystery of God has become wealth beyond measure. Through these waters, what once sounded like fine arguments now ring of deception. Before passing through these waters the cross looked like fear and death but now is a vision of forgiveness, standing tall in triumph over the powers and authorities that hold no sway over those who are rooted in Christ.
The waters of baptism saturate the soil of our life, nourishing the roots of faith.
Author: Shawna Songer Gaines