What has God called us to do? Blaze a trail or follow a path?
I know that being obedient to what God has called you to do can often feel like you’re blazing a trail. However, we are truly following a path that Jesus was the first to go down. The most fundamental things that Jesus taught us as His church, He did first. We see so many powerful examples in the ministry of Christ. By following Christ, we see how to be obedient regardless of the cost, how to be spiritual and not religious, and how to be generous and life giving. The road map Jesus drew for us is endless. He has blazed every trail, so we can simply follow His path. It should give us great peace to know wherever He leads us – He has already been.
This morning during my daily Bible reading, I read Luke chapter 3. In this chapter, Jesus asks John to baptize Him. I can only imagine what was running through John’s mind as he held the Son of God in his arms and baptized Him in the river. Jesus spoke so loudly through His baptism that 2000 years later the example still shines like a lighthouse on top of a hill. He showed us how a follower of Christ needs to follow His example and be water baptized. If the sinless Son of God WALKED down this path, then we should RUN down the same path.
If you have never been water baptized, I encourage you to join us this Sunday and follow the path that Jesus has blazed for you. Make this Sunday the day you let all of Heaven and earth know that you are new, and you are following your Savior on your path!
Romans 6:4 we were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Baptism is after the 2nd service. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends and bring a towel and swimsuit.