Father Mike leads us all in the renewing of our baptismal vows. You can renew yours, now, too! Answer the following questions:
Do you reject Satan?
And all his works?
And all his empty promises?
Do you believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth?
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
To experience what a cleansing of the soul by John the Baptist was like, I join the others in letting Father Mike dunk me into the river. It is a powerful moment of surrendering my life more completely to God.
Take a moment now to surrender whatever parts of your life are still controlled by you instead of God.
Oh my Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I sometimes fail to put You first in my life. Forgive me. Change me. Renew me. To demonstrate that I mean it, that I truly want to have You be the Lord of my life completely, I will do a special act, just as being dunked in the Jordan River was a special demonstration of surrendering. The act that I choose to do is __________. Amen!