Sunday, January 13, 2013

Up from the Water

Whether creation, the Flood, the Red Sea, Holy Baptism, or in the resurrected kingdom of heaven, it is the Word of God that brings life and salvation—the Word that stepped into the Jordan River to be baptized and take on the sins of the world—of Adam and Eve, of Noah and his family, of the Israelites, of the Samaritan woman, of you and me.

And since it is the Word with the water that does these things, though the water has dried from your head and brow, the Word of that living water of Holy Baptism continues to flow from the font of Christ's Church—not just over your head, but over your soul and throughout your spirit.

To hear and/or read the entire sermon preached for the Baptism of Our Lord, click on this link.

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