We worshiped outside today … went down to the river to pray, sing, proclaim the word … and to baptize a young sister in Christ. This is an annual event for our fellowship of believers … and it is such a joy in so many ways. I love the singing of “Down to the River to Pray” …
O brothers let’s go down,
Let’s go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let’s go down,
Down in the river to pray.
St. Catherine of Siena wrote …
It could be said that God’s foot is so vast
That this entire earth is but a
field on His
and all the forests in this world
came from the same root of just
a single hair
What then is not a sanctuary?
Where can I not kneel
and pray at a shrine
made holy by His
We celebrated our being baptized in Christ today in the great outdoors … God’s creation is such a gorgeous sanctuary!