“If you have been baptized into Christ, you have been baptized into His death. And this really is good news. If by faith in Christ you have already died, what can possibly touch you? What can possibly harm you? Nothing at all. Death by baptism into Christ is the sure and certain foundation of a life of Christian courage and joy. We have already died, and our lives are safely hid with Christ in God.”
In these sixty-six baptismal meditations, Toby J. Sumpter reminds us that when Christ calls a man, or a woman, or a tiny baby, He calls them to die . . . and to be raised again to new life by faith. This faith is not in the mere act of the sacrament, but in the person of Christ who gave us baptism as a covenant sign and seal of His very sure promises.