Acts 19:1-7. The waters of baptism incorporate us into the Body of Christ and shape our identity as members of one another. Baptism is a means of grace, a conduit through which the Holy Spirit is made tangibly present in the life of the one being baptized. Baptism is also a communal act in which the gathered body participates and makes promises of encouragement and support.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) The Season of Advent is upon us, and the waiting has begun. We