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Thought for the Day by Ben Martin (Curate)
It’s coming home its coming football’s coming home…
Words that are being heard up and down the country as we celebrate and support our national football teams efforts at the Euros. Did you watch the game last week (will you tomorrow?) Do you kick every ball? Do you feel on top of the world when we win or despondent when we lose?
But have you stopped to think why that is? As far as I know, no one who reads this is part of the England football team (although if i’m wrong I would love to hear from you). Why is it that we say things like ‘we won’ or ‘we lost’ when really we mean the England team won/lost.
It’s because we feel untied to them, their victories are ours, their defeats are ours. What happens to them happens to us.
On Sunday we have a baptism service, and Baptism is a symbol (for young and old) that we are part of God’s people, and that by faith we will be washed clean and made new.
On Saturday we hope our team will win… but on Sunday we remember that Jesus has won, and that we too can be part of his victory, united to him as part of his people.
What is all that to say?
Pray for those being baptised that Sunday will be a day never to forget as the day God’s promise became visible.
Pray also for yourself, that we remember that baptism reminds us we are united to Christ and because he wins so will we.
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