As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”
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As much as I felt like an alien in math class and proved to be a two-time failure of calculus, I am discovering a new math that I can wrap my semi-functioning brain around. Water + Faith = Renewable Life. This wonderful story in Acts about a man from Ethiopia who read the scriptures, ran into a disciple, struck up a conversation, saw a river of water and a good use for it. We make this journey of faith so so so complicated!!! Yes, it is a constant frustration that I not only witness that I contribute to the complication! God made water as a sign for us of cleansing and renewal. God wants that for us. God makes water so readily available that we don't even have to find a river. Good grief, we are such a bag of water, we could spit and call it good(unless, of course, you think that the quantity of water is what makes baptism effective).
We spin our wheels over theological purposes of baptism and we even fight over the method. We have important things to do, people, let's splash in God's grace and get to it.
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God of Spit, what do you have for this wet soul to do for you today? Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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