Romans 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
As I look into the mirror of these words, Heavenly Father, I am soothed by what I see. It’s not what I expected. Instead of seeing the ugly blotches of my sin and the deep scars of my guilt, I see Jesus. In an instant I see myself taking my last breath on the cross with Jesus and then walking with him away from the tomb. In thanksgiving I now strive to become more like him. Connected to him through your Word I ask for strength to be kind today. Help me lend a helping hand to others without expecting anything in return. Baptized into your name most holy, may my reputation reflect your love. In your precious Name I pray. Amen.