Remembering Baptism

For a few years I have been ordering packs of shower tags with Pastor Adam Hamilton’s showertagbaptism remembrance. After we study grace and Baptism with our Confirmation Students, I give them each one of these cards for their shower. This was originally part of a sermon series by Hamilton, and copies were given to each member to hang over the shower head to provide a daily reminder that you are a child of God.  These days they are typically given to students heading off to college.
The message is:

Lord, as I enter the water to bathe,

I remember my baptism.

Wash me by your grace.

Fill me with your Spirit.

Renew my soul. I pray that I might live as your child today,

and honor you in all that I do

In 2012, I got a big packet of them while I was in Leawood, and I have been sharing them with adults in adult classes too. Most significantly in 2012, I finally put one in my shower. I too find it meaningful to remember each morning that I am baptized.
This week, it has especially spoken to me.

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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