Summer is here, the pools are getting filled and the water parks are flowing. As the Texas heat begins to be ramping up, people are appreciating the cool and refreshing gift that water has for each and every drop that rolls over us. That water brings life to the lawn and people throughout this community as we know it and it is especially in summer that we truly appreciate this gift of water.
It is here in the summer that I have seen people in the water and what a better way than ever to be reminded of your Baptism. In your baptism we are made new, we are made whole. In your Baptism, we are refreshed to hear that you are called, claimed, and loved as a child of God.
Our baptism declares that we are children of God but not only to receive the gift of God’s Grace but also to be called out into the mission of the church in the community in which we live.
to live among God’s faithful people,
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
As we go to the pool, as we experience the refreshing waters. I pray that we will also do this work that we are called to do.
Pastor Nathan Strong