Baptism, A Believer’s Death to Sin

[D]o you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism
into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life. 
~ Romans 6:3-4 ~ 

It’s amazing what memories a photograph will bring to mind. A friend recently posted her baptism photograph on Facebook and it immediately reminded me of my baptism. On Saturday, when I was emptying out a box, I found my baptism picture!

Do you remember the day you were baptized? I don’t remember much; but I guess you could say it was like a family reunion, but better because we gathered to joyfully celebrate our new lives in Christ Jesus.

It was a holy moment going into and coming out of the water; it identified me as a disciple of Jesus. My baptism shows my identification with the death and resurrection of Jesus; by going into the water I was buried with Him and by coming out of the water I was raised with Him. (Read about His baptism in the Gospels.)

I encourage you to spend some time today reflecting on who He is, how much He loves you, and what He has done and is doing for you. If  you haven’t been baptized yet, talk to your pastor and ask him to explain baptism and pray with you.

Thanks for joining me on Memory Lane. Lord bless you!

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
~ Matthew 28:19 ~

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