It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time! It’s inspired by Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama. The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not. It’s kinda fun! Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic by clicking on the button below.
This is my best five minutes on ‘Path’:
Last week I was privileged to witness baptisms in the sea.
We listened to them.
They all told their stories, their paths of finding God and life. It was a collection of different lives and journeys – tales of loneliness and being found; abandoned and gaining a family; sceptical and finding belief. They were so different, but the fragrance of Jesus wound its way around each story and I was struck again by the generous grace of God in reaching out to us.
Then we watched them and cheered with them.
They went down into the sea, saying goodbye to their old self, old habits, old life; rising up afresh, shocked with the cold and the exhilaration of the wet and the waves, hair messy and eyes open and mouths spluttering. There was such joy – on their faces, in our hands as we clapped them and our arms thrown up to God as we cried and praised.
Over to you:
- When did you last share your story of faith?
- Have you ever seen a baptism like this or been baptised? How did it feel?