Good Morning May 21

How can something that happened to me so long ago, something that I was too young to even remember, have any meaning for my life today? I am speaking about baptism. Most of us were baptized as infants. It is a simple act in church that took maybe ten minutes. Yet in that simple act, when I was totally helpless, has given me a new life, and the indwelling presence of God, the Holy Spirit. In the years since, even when I’ve not been aware of it, even when I’ve not wanted it, God has been working in my life to bring me to Himself. That simple act with some water, and the promise of God’s Word, has made a profound change in my life, as it has done in yours. Even if you are not presently aware of how the Lord is working in your life, the fact of your baptism declares His great love for you. It assures you that He is working for your good beyond anything you presently understand. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,..” (I Peter 1:3)