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Friday, January 09, 2009

Baptism's Waters


Mark 1:4-11 is the text for this Sunday, celebrating the baptism of Jesus and the inauguration of Epiphany season. What's the big deal about baptism? Why is it important for believers to return to, renew, & remember? There is little more primal than water, more ubiquitous and taken for granted. Yet it is in and around these waters that God spoke creation into being, purchased freedom for the slaves, sweetened bitterness, sprang out of the rock, stilled the storm, offered himself at the well, walked across the waves and stood at the Easter shore. The waters flow out of the new Jerusalem and feed the trees of life.

2 Comments:

At 6:58 PM , Blogger Diana said...

Ooo-o-oh! Way cool picture! Good words, too. My reading in Achtemeier's commentary on Romans (Interpretation series) has really helped me think again about baptism. As I said...way cool.

Diana

 
At 11:11 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

thanks

 

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