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Baptismal   Fun

Children are a constant source of joy and fun to me..watching and listening can afford such precious moments .. this poem describes one such 

(please note this poem is not a 'dig' at Baptism.. I have been baptised as an adult ..

       if it was good enough for Jesus ,

            it's good enough for me 

and would encourage all Christians to do so

- it focuses on child-likeness and a look into their world of fun.. )

Rub a dub dub

Two little boys in a hot tub

Having watery fun

 

Suddenly I overhear

A role play in my ear

That makes me smile some

 

“I baptise you

Then you baptise me

Like in church on Sundee “

 

So taking Theo by the throat

Toby says:

“Do you believe

for all your days? “

And Theo says , “ I do”

“Well then , a Christian you shall be and with this

I baptise you“

 

Slam dunk

 

An action thus repeated 

With great hilaritee

 

I’m not sure we adults realise 

The influence we have 

As younger ones will copy us

And have the last laugh 

 

They understand the solemness

But find it hard to be too dour

And thus they make a way 

To take the things we do

And turn them into play 

 

"Become a little child" 

I’m hearing Jesus say

And don’t take things 

Too seriouslee