Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heating Up The Baptistery

No; literally, heating up the baptistery. A few weeks ago the pump that circulates the water and also acts as a water heater for the baptistery went out. After much debate on size, price, and installation crew, we finally found, ordered, and installed the pump this past week. Our humble building and grounds committee sweated the plumbing, phased the electricity, and turned the elbows, (and several other plumbing jargons that I just nodded my agreement and assent at,) and wallah, Thursday afternoon we had hot water!

Just another day in the life of a small church pastor—or was it? 

God certainly didn’t think so. During our Sunday service, five came forward to receive Christ (another joined by the most Baptist of ways…the moving of the LETTER.) So while we might say, “What convenient timing,” we can truly know that God is never taken by surprise. He knew that baptistery needed heating up...in more ways than one. Indeed I can say with the Apostle Paul, “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever.”


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