How do you explain the need for Baptism to 3rd graders? I struggled with this question as I was preparing my Sunday School lesson.
As a child, there was a hymn that I really loved. It had an uplifting tune to it and a powerful message. It was called ‘Telephone el Sama’ ( Heaven’s telephone). The lyrics are simple: the phone to heaven is always connected, your heavenly Father always answers it.
In a time when travelling was difficult, fraught with dangers , and in her advanced age, she took it upon herself to travel to Jerusalem to locate the Cross of our Lord.
Same ingredients, same ratios.
I took a first sip in my car. Shock and disbelief!
It simply did not taste the same. In fact, my fangs grew longer, the hair became greener and a third arm was trying to sprout from my left shoulder.
I often wish I could go around with a “closed for renovations” sign around my neck. Imagine what that would entail? People have less expectations of any establishment that is “closed for renovation”.
I had found 4 “perfect” seashells, one pebble and an intense realization- and appreciation- of God’s mercy, acceptance and His longing for our salvation.