Spiritual Blessings

From Ephesians 1:13-14:  “ In Him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in Him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.”

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Adopted as God’s children

Following His Word of truth

Spiritual blessings sprout

Sharing wisdom since our youth


Holy Spirit breathes insight

Glorious grace singing out

Love and peace, freely granted

Hope from heaven, rousing shouts


Holy Word reigns eternal

Gospel of salvation acts

Forgiving our trespasses

Life renewed with Savior’s pact


Baptism with Holy Spirit

Redemption through Jesus’ blood

Called and claimed by our Father

True faith restored, life’s new bud


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From the words of German pastor and Christian theologian, Martin Luther:  “The Holy Spirit has called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, and sanctified and kept me in true faith.”

Walk of Faith

angelic architecture art baptism

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From the Bible:  For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.  (1 Corinthians 12:13)

Public baptism by immersion occurs on this date

A young girl reveals her amazing walk of faith

The Bible speaks of baptism at every turn

From this girl, we all have much to learn

Believe, be baptized, and continue to be brave

For Christ arose and escaped from His grave

All are baptized into one body so pure

Made to drink one spirit totally for sure

Christ’s baptism launches a ministry rich for all

In God’s presence, His words forever stand tall

A scorned persecutor of the faithful Christian way

Saul baptized as Apostle Paul with richness to say

Believers are baptized under God’s authority of thee

Through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit which see

Baptism generates a life’s faith walk filled with rich newness

This youthful girl accepts Jesus as Savior with such openness

She feels the transforming spirit of God’s holy water

She accepts God’s purpose for a life that never falters

This young girl’s act of faith inspires so many of us

Opening our eyes to God’s presence to forever trust

I recently witnessed the baptism of a young girl who was ready to make her walk of faith public in front of the congregation.  It was a very inspiring and emotionally-rich moment.