Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday Music Time
Beautiful , haunting voice of Allison Krauss, telling the story of Down by the River.
I remember as a young boy seeing baptisms in the creeks, river and even cow ponds where I grew up. City churches had their fancy baptistery's but there was just something very different about 'dunkin" in the out of doors.
My Dad grew up a Methodist but one of what my Grandmother called "shoutin, dunkin"
Methodist and he told of them having to break the ice to baptize him and a host of others.
My Mother, a Baptist, was also baptized in a creek and once again they had to break the ice. It was in the spring but the creeks had frozen over after a long hard cold winter.
I witnessed my grandson Luke, being baptized in a lake in Texas while we were still there. It was a joyful experience for all of us.
If you have a story of baptizing in the creek, river or what ever feel free to relate it so that others can be blessed by your story as well.
Hattip for this great song goes to John Jones, my good friend, fellow classmate and now an associate Pastor in East Tennessee where they still "dunk" in the creek. He posted this on FB from where I uh, "borrowed" it.