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In Hot Water

Last Sunday, I was baptizing a couple who had come through quite a bit. Both have confessed that though they had been in the church years ago, drugs had nearly ruined their lives. Thanks be to God, they are in recovery. It is my honor and privilege to disciple and pastor them now.

As I prepared to baptize the young lady, she turned to me and said, “I thought this water would be boiling hot!” 

“Why do you say that?” I asked.

“Because of all my sins,” she chuckled.  “They are so bad it would take hot water to wash them away…” 

We laughed, and continued the celebration of believer’s baptism as the counted have done for two thousand years. I dunked her. She rose out of the water. The congregation and her husband rejoiced.

Now, I know the water doesn’t wash away our sins, Jesus’ blood does. His tide can cheer us through all the cycles of life, knowing we gain a life as white as ivory snow.

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