What Is This Thing Inside Me? - 01/11/2015

Sermon Text:  Acts 19:1-7

   It is a crazy world in which we live.
   Case in fact: A veterinarian tells about a client who brought a litter of golden retriever puppies to his veterinary clinic for inoculations and worming. As the look-alike pups squirmed over and under one another in their box, the vet realized it would be difficult to tell the treated ones from the rest. So he turned on the water faucet, wet his fingers, and splashed some water on each dog’s head when he had finished with it.
   After the fourth puppy, he noticed his normally talkative client had grown silent. As he sprinkled the last pup’s head, the woman leaned forward and whispered, “I didn’t know they had to be baptized, too.”
   It’s a crazy world.
   But, it’s also a God-invaded world.
When life gets crazy, when we are ready to throw in the towel to despair, we remind ourselves with Martin Luther, “I have been baptized.” God is at work in the world. And God is present in our lives.
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