It is that picture that is in my mind when I think of this past Sunday and the baptism of William. It was a lovely and peaceful time. When the water first hit his head he was a bit startled, but the second and third time he was completely calm, and when his mom turned him around and he saw the water below him he looked like he was ready to jump right in. It was a blessed time, topped off by some grins from William as we walked around the sanctuary together.
Certainly sometimes the waters are anything but still. Reminded of that again yesterday when the rain poured down and made it hard to hear one another speak at a meeting inside of our SOV building. Even thinking of more powerful images from Colorado and recent floods there. The power of rushing water is an awesome force. But the words of the psalmist depict a completely different scene.
I hope that William has many chances to hear about how excellent the still waters of his baptism were. I pray that he, that we all, may know the peacefulness of some still waters. No doubt life will provide enough turbulent waters.
May we know of your gentle presence Lord.
"O God, we acknowledge your presence among us. We know that you understand the language of our hearts, and the accents of our souls. Hear our cry, and please attend to our needs and accept our sometimes halting worship of you. Amen."
Lessons for Sunday, September 29th
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study
6:30 p Little Lambs Choir practice
7:00 p SOV Choir rehearsal
Thursday 12:00 p All Church Luncheon (all are invited, no RSVP or need to bring anything)
1:00 p Prayer Shawl Ministry (come early for lunch)
Friday 1:00 p Palmeter Piano Studio
Saturday 2:00 p SOV Band rehearsal
3:00 p SOV Choir rehearsal
→ Last call for used clothing for Love INC's clothing drive. Please bring your clean, bagged clothing and place it near the barrel in the Narthex by Friday 3:00 p