Daily Worship

Belonging: baptism and being enfolded

October 15, 2012 0 0

Mark 1: 9 – 11

​At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

​Are there some foundational values which we share with all our brothers and sisters worldwide, regardless of creed, colour or culture? This week we will explore through scripture and prayer some of the foundational values true to the Christian life and community: belonging, encircling, trusting, celebrating, accepting, challenging, letting go….

Enfolding God, embrace us as a mother embraces her new born baby; surround us with your love as the waters surround us in our birth and our baptism; gather us in; help us so to belong to you that we are birthed into a wider and deeper belonging to the family of all believers. In Jesus’ name, Amen


written by Ruth Harvey