A Baptism Blessing

To a Child of the Covenant:

Remember that today you were baptized,
made new,
washed clean.
It didn’t take much,
just a little water and few words.
God works though little things sometimes.
So if you ever feel stuck, like the grime of the world is crusted on,
if you feel tired and raw and dry, remember—
today you were baptized.

Remember that today you were held,
by family and pastor and stranger,
held gently and tightly both,
because you are so, so precious.
Remember that today you were safe and wanted.
So if you ever feel alone, drifting,
like there are no arms waiting to catch you, remember—
today you were held.

Remember that today you were loved,
by so many and so much,
and by God most of all.
Loved, not because of what you’d done,
or earned, or accomplished,
but simply because you were here,
and you were ours.
So if you ever—even for a second—believe you are unlovable,
or unloved, or unclaimed in this world,
touch your finger to your forehead,
and picture a little white sanctuary, and remember—
today—now—as you read this—
you are loved,
you are held,
you are baptized.

Amen.

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