June 25, 2022 - It’s Saturday, June 25.
Tomorrow’s going to be a memorable morning at First Baptist Center. Our worship service will begin with baptism, and that’s always a blessing. But this baptism will be unique. Three young girls will be baptized... by their dads. It’s going to be a moment to remember.
There’s an old African-American song called “Down to the River to Pray.” It’s a baptism hymn from before the Civil War. I had never heard of it, until it was featured in the 2000 movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Sung by bluegrass star, Alison Kraus, it told a story of an old-fashioned, outdoor baptismal service. Have you ever been part of one of those?
Let these lyrics take you back to a simpler time. Let this old song remind you of the beauty in every baptism.
As I went down to the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
When you shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way
O brother, let's go down, let's go down
Don't you want to go down
O sister, let's go down
Down to the river to pray
Meet you back here on Monday,