We are now on the 5th panel of Salvation Colors Afghan. How are you doing? In February I will post the final panel, then in March the edging and seaming.
This month we look at â€œThe Waters of Baptismâ€.
1 Peter 3:21 says, â€œand this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also-not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. â€
As a symbol of your commitment to the Lord God you are asked to follow Jesus in baptism. Baptism does not save a person any more than putting on a ring make you married. You must follow through in the action of commitment.’
â€œAnd he said to them,â€ in Mark 16:15,16, â€œGo into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.â€ This is the first command given to a believer. Even Jesus was baptized in Luke 3:21,22.
As you work through this pattern, read the story in Luke 3. Have you been baptized? If so prayerfully remind yourself of the love commitment that was made by Jesus and by you. If not, prayerfully consider if it is time in your walk with Christ to do so.
The stitch panel in the knit version is called â€œLittle Fountainâ€. That seemed appropriate for a panel titled â€œThe Waters of Baptismâ€.
Download the pattern for knit and crochet here. (A PDF reader is required)