With reference to 1st Samuel 16:1-13, and Mark 4:26- 32
The first thing I want to say is, Thank You! Thank you for the honour of asking me to baptize you today, just before I retire from a ministry that has been such a huge part of my life for the past 31 years. The thing is, the seeds of this ministry go back much further… but I’ll tell you more about that a little later.
The seeds of your baptism go back a way too. You have wanted to take this step in your life since before I met you – about four years ago. Somehow, the timing was never just right, but you did not lose the feeling, and for that I am grateful, and I am also assured that God’s spirit is at work in you, in ways both you and the world shall yet discover.