Through Water and the Spirit

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 –
living water,
flowing down without ceasing
from the Giver of all good gifts.

We are children in a summer rain,
faces upturned,
reveling in the warmth and blessings and joyful surprise
of God’s ever-flowing love.

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