The waters of baptism take us to Christ's path of righteousness. We sit at the table set by Christ, our cup overflowing with his goodness & love. We want so much to be near the warmth… want to be children of Christ's warm shimmering waters. We want to be good and right and true…we want to expose the works of the cold muddy waters…the powers that exploit those who are hungry, cold, sick, homeless and suffering.
Through God's amazing grace, we have been shown the warm shimmering waters of Christ's love. In the mixing of water and dirt --- elements of this world yet seemingly of another world…our true reflection is muddied; it is then that we see the true sinful creatures that we are. As we go out into the world, this water flows through us, cleansing us and touching others…we seek quiet waters yet find muddy waters that aren't so shimmering. But the mercy and love of Christ opens our hearts and our minds to the possibilities of this world. The possibility of a beloved community here in this place and in this time. At the internship sites we serve…the hospitals we visit…the campus that feeds our thirst…the ministries of the ELCA… the ministries of Christ in the world.
We serve with joy in our hearts –we are freed by the warm shimmering water of Christ to serve in our own unique ways. Christ is with us as we go out into the muddy waters of this world.
Thanks be to God!
Lynne Morrow, Intern