Baptism by Fire and Water
Both the gospels of Mark and Luke record that when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist the voice of God was heard to say "With you I am well pleased". Our baptisms are our acceptance of our responsible place into the body of Christ, a profound choice and moment to be sure. What a significant and life-altering understanding to know God is well pleased with us, as we are, as we have not earned that relationship. What a sacred moment to know we now participate in the very same life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Baptism is not a ticket to heaven but a mandate to bring heaven on earth.
Denim Blue, Floating Blue, and Waxy White glazes
10 inches wide, 6 inches deep