In honor of Baptism of the Lord Sunday:
With a rush of water, we are born.
We are bathed in warm water as infants,
our soft skin kept clean,
smelling of newness.
We are cradled by a shepherd of the Lord,
baptized into the family of God
by a gentle hand placing water on our heads.
All through our lives, God’s Spirit pours over us –
flowing down without ceasing
from the Giver of all good gifts.
We are children in a summer rain,
reveling in the warmth and blessings and joyful surprise
of God’s ever-flowing love.