the other side of the baptism

Yesterday I had an awesome experience. I had the opportunity to be on the other side of a baptism yesterday. By "the other side", I mean that I was gifted the opportunity to baptize my friend and former employee Kat. Kat carries an awesome testimony and shows no inhibitions. Being the one baptizing her, I got hit with a heavy reminder. I was reminded of my purpose in this relationship and those like it.

  • Where am I insufficient in my own life that others might see me being superficial?
  • Am I showing Christ's love to all people all the time?
  • How serious am I taking the role God has given the imperfect person I am to humbly impact the lives He has placed in my path?
  • Why don't we always utilize people to baptize others the way I was able to baptize Kat? It was a great honor, experience and reminder for me to renew my sense of responsibility to this world and those around me.

My duty is great, as is yours. If we are not radically changing lives (including our own) for the cause of Christ, what is the point of having a church?

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