As Water is poured into the baptismal font at the beginning of each worship service, we are reminded that we are called to “walk wet” daily in the covenant of our baptism.
The pouring of the water symbolizes that the power and grace given to us in our baptism is intended to “splash out” into the world. In our world, made arid by self-interest and self-indulgence, we are to embody Jesus’ words: “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:38)
We bring living water of our Baptism into a parched and dry world. This is God’s work within us, so that His presence might “splash out” into the places where He calls us daily, to work and serve in His name.