When you are baptized as a believer you are making a very public statement in a very public way—afterall, everyone can see you in that pool
and can remind you of the promise that you have made to Jesus. It’s a physical action which has a spiritual significance and it’s so exciting to be part of.
Today Michelle will be Baptised and for us at HBC this is a time of great celebration. Michelle is not simply doing something that has been “coming for a while”, she is taking a significant step of obedience to Jesus as a next step in her journey of faith—a journey which has brought her to accept Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. Praise God! This is a statement about the transformation that God has been working in her life...and wants to work in all our lives!
So take notice! I believe this is the tip of an iceberg that God has for His transforming power to sweep over Hawera. We can be part of that transformation by building the Kingdom of God and being faithful to our calling—let’s do it!
Lord, we pray that you will work with transforming power in and through us, and that we may see transformation throughout this community and the world—Amen.
Pastor David Auty