Scriptures: Genesis 4:1–9 & Matthew 3:13–17
“The Mud and Muck of Life”
Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are baptized into faith. Yet, for Jesus and I, stepping into the mud and muck of life requires us to hope and trust. When our eyes and hearts are washed clean, we meet people whose journey is dirtied and stuck. Rather than sprinkle them with water, we are called into the river of life, into the mud and muck to model what it means to allow the living water to wash them into new life. Sometimes those rivers include the tears of grief and fear, other times it can be the flood of life following the grey skies and thunderstorms of broken dreams and relationship. Following Christ isn't about watching from the riverbank but getting into the river.
~ Chaplain Rev. Kurt Krieger
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