For a few years I have been ordering packs of shower tags with Pastor Adam Hamilton’s baptism 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.
- Mary’s Baptism – A High and Holy Day (godsmasterpieces.wordpress.com)
- Running Out of Water (pastorjohnkeller.org)
- Baptism and Forgiveness (Hamilton)