Alan Smith

“My husband andI were cleaning the church building
one evening and our three-year-old son was ‘helping’ us.
We walked up to the baptistry to make sure nothing was
in the water that shouldn’t be and our son said, ‘You
can’t drink that water.’ I asked him, ‘Why can’t we drink
the water? and he replied, ‘Because it has sins in it.””
(taken from “A Sunday Afternoon With the Preachers’

It does seem to make sense, doesn’t it? If all our sins
washed away at the point of baptism (Acts 22:16),
it’s easy to see how a child could mistakenly think they
just collect there in the water. If that were really true, it
would be important to drain the baptistry frequently!
I’m thankful, though, that those sins don’t collect in
the bottom of a pool of water. They don’t get piled up in
a closet somewhere ready to be pulled out at a later time
like a load of dirty laundry. They don’t get stored on a
hard drive in case a “‘search” needs to be made to find
them. No! Thank God, they are removed, blotted out,
wiped clean by the blood of Jesus Christ, and we are
able to rise from the water a new creature!

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he
removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

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