Easter weekend has come and gone. But has the reality of Easter also passed? By no means. I wrote a brief reflection on why we can celebrate Easter every day over at the Vyrso blog-- Here's a short clip:
“Down, dooown. Up! UP!”
My three-year-old was deeply concerned for the young woman who waded into the shallow end of the swimming pool.
Although he had seen dozens of people being baptized in his short life, this time it was different. The young woman in the water was his favorite babysitter.
Moments earlier, Bethany had stood on the platform with a microphone and shared her testimony. She had been raised in a Christian home and regularly attended church with her family. When she was a young teen, she came to understand that she was a sinner, and that her sin separated her from our holy God. Our heavenly father used several circumstances in her life to show her just how much she needed Jesus to be her hiding place from the just wrath of God against her sin. My young children sat at the edge of the pool and listened to her story with rapt attention.
After Bethany was baptized, the two elders brought her up out of the water and she sloshed her way over to the steps. I heard my three-year-old exhale loudly, “Wow!” The thought occurred to me that his observation and response to baptism were spot on....
You can read the rest here.