Baptism is a sacrament that we associate with new Christians. In the Christian church, it symbolizes death to our old way of life and rebirth into a new and better way of living. The water used in baptism symbolically washes away the dirt, shame, and sins of our old life, while emerging out from under the water depicts someone starting life anew. However, it is a new life that we live for God. May our lives be lived for Him anew each day.
Verses: Romans 6:8-11, 23 (NIV)
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.