Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Baptism of Life Change

Watching them, these refugees
displaced from their homelands
but connected by the water
a baptism of life change
going down to the river
these waters, connected
by the flowing waters
all part of the system
the ribbons of water
flowing, ever flowing
all part of the one river of life
a baptism of life change
before our eyes, our smiling hearts
aware for these moments
the connection we share
in the waters of baptism
around the watery globe

July 1, 2009
Reverend Sammie Maxwell
Celebration of Youth
Baptism of the Teens
Psalm 130
Mark 1:1-13
and sermon, “A Baptism of Life Change”
by Bishop Peter Weaver of New England United Methodist Conference
Contoocook United Methodist Church
June 28, 2009

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