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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Epiphany 6

Simply wash in some dirty water and be clean? Naaman thought it sounded too simply ridiculous to do, as we hear in 2 Kings 5. But he was willing to do so much more, so his servants challenged him to do what was lesser, to simply wash in the small, dirty, Jordan River.

And he did. And the Word of the Lord that came through Elisha did as it said. Naaman was cleansed. The power of God through such humble means.

How it is with us. We look for the great and the stupendous to do so that we may be cleansed and right with God. But the humble means of Jesus are enough. His Word proclaims in 1 Peter 3, “Baptism now saves you.” And it does. Simple water. Simple Words. Eternal results for you.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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