Bible Passage: Isaiah 43:1-7
I remember my second grade teacher, Mrs. Miller, teaching us all about clouds, and the water cycle. Even as a 7-year-old I found that fascinating, how water never actually goes away, it is just recycles. I loved to look at the clouds and “name them.” “Those are cumulonimbus clouds! Rain is coming.”
As an adult, I realize that the water cycle is more complicated than Mrs. Miller taught those long ago 7-year-olds, but even more amazing and mysterious. How remarkable the processes are that take water in one form and transform it into another.
In reading Isaiah 43:1-7 for this message, I am amazed and awed at how God intimately involves this common element, water, in showing us how well loved we are – both in the dangers of violent water and in the blessings of baptismal water