Dear Lord, on Sunday
four children, from the same family,
were baptized in our church.
I remember as a child
that my friend and I
baptized our dolls
to the surprise of my grandfather,
who was a minister.
No matter when we are initiated
into your kingdom, Lord,
we need to grow in understanding
of your will.
Each age has its challenges.
Show me your way for me
each day as I grow older. Amen.

Matthew 3:11:
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Luke 12:49-50:
“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!”

Hymn: Child of Blessing, Child of Promise


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