RANDOM THOUGHTS: I just had a break with my friend Mitch and Larry. In our number of amazing conversation topics today, different kind of baptismal's came up. Larry said his son, Brian's church used a big metal trough and in my mind I pictured the pastor lining people up to be baptized and saying, "Moooove along" and I may have moo'd out loud. I'm not certain about that.
I shared about the baptismals that are portable, heated, skinny and long and on wheels. You roll it into your church, walk up stairs and go in and then out the other side. In this style, the pastor doing the baptizing does not even have to get wet but instead, just stands outside along the edge and does his dunking work.
As we were finishing up, Mitch said, "Too bad you can't have a combined baptismal and a dunk tank." My mind immediately pegged to "brilliant idea" and I promptly saw it all play out in my mind.
Three balls would be given and thrown by the pastor. Of course, they would be thrown in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit while the baptism-ee sat waiting for his moment of symbolic renewal. Oh, the magic...the glorious anticipation. Oh the comments from the audience, "Come on rag arm...We want a pitcher...bla, bla."
My mind really, really likes this idea and I think that the "Dunk-Tismal" (R) would catch on extremely fast all over the world. I think there would be a line of people waiting to be baptized every Sunday until the coming of Jesus. In my mind, I can just see it so clearly.
It's not often that such a fantastic idea such as this comes up and I just had to share it with you all. My mind is having a great time seeing it all happen in my head and looking at it for any improvements. This has left me with a little grin on my face and a twinkle in my eye. It's a good day today.
That is all. You're welcome.
David L. Wood 3/22/2018 ©
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