Baptisms and Duck Waders

March 23, 2010 by  
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God brings us an amazing variety of people seeking God, and our job is to give them good directions by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of Christ, and the love of the Father God.

A man from OKC came to Tulsa today for a visit to his parents’ graveside. He called the church asking if we could baptize him. He knows and loves Christ but just needed someone to help him obey God in baptism. I baptized the traveler and told him the Holy Spirit will give him the next steps. I didn’t say a lot and didn’t ask him a lot of questions, because he didn’t want or need me to. He is in his 50s and there’s a lot of water under the bridge that he’ll need to figure out between him and God. I told him I trust the Holy Spirit more than myself to show him what’s next and he agreed. I told him “as far as the East is from the West, so far has God removed your sins” (Psalm 103:12).

P.S. We have more baptisms to come Sunday, March 28 . . . and we need some waders that don’t leak! After the baptism, when I took off the duck waders, my left sock was soaked. The church has two pairs of waders, and both pair have holes in them. Thank you to those who paid for these waders that have gotten a lot of use, but they are now worn out, so we need another one or two people to donate. Would you consider donating two pairs of duck waders? If you have a pair you don’t use, please donate them to church. If you buy them new, get medium that will fit most people. Either way, we’ll give you a letter from church for a tax deduction. Let Greg know by emailing or calling (gtaylor@garnettchurch.org or 663-3000).

–Greg Taylor