Most cultures have a religious or spiritual ceremony for repenting or self-cleansing. Native Hawaiians, for example, recognize their faults, come to terms with needing to change, and go into the sea to cleanse their bodies, as well as their souls. In Jewish culture, there is ritual cleansing (mikvah) with water that signifies beginning again. For Christians, Baptism and holy water are vital parts of their repentance and rituals.
The ceremony of being washed clean has been passed down
from generation to generation all over the world.
You share in the gift of Baptism with us,
But you didn’t stop there.
You give us the gift of eternal life through
washing us clean with your son’s sacrifice on the cross.
What are you in need of letting go? Picture Jesus wiping you clean to begin this season afresh.