IT’S MORE THAN HOW WET YOU GET.
IT IS YOUR WITNESS.
(Some thoughts by yours truly.)
I was a teen when I was baptized in water – immersed, to be as much as possible like Jesus. In that locale we did not have regular baptism times, because we had to wait for the rain to come and fill the creek with enough water to be dipped under. (Or some used the cow tank.) Baptism facilities in the church were unavailable. They were hardly compatible with outdoor toilets. 😀
So saying, I stake my claim to believing in immersion as the most blessed of choices for water baptism. Salvation is a different experience than water baptism, but they might happen at the same time. I believe baptism is a rite which Jesus modeled and in which Christians should partake. It is an effective action to make pubic witness of one’s stand with Jesus.
However, I do believe there are times when sprinkling with water will have the same spiritual effect. It depends on the reason. I know one man who waited on baptism because he wanted his children to be baptized with him. Sounds sweet, but I’m not sure about that. I also know a man who was baptized as a child, then was re-baptized when his child was baptized. I love that, and certainly do not believe it was wrong (neither do I believe it was necessary). I do agree that the children can learn a lot by being a witness if they are of age to understand.
Sprinkling can be an effective stand for Jesus.
M’s prompt today is “Sprinkled with love.” Water baptism is where my mind went for this subject.. It is definitely a time when one is sprinkled with/by love.
Prompt “sprinkled with love” by Michelle Cook September Writing Prompts