Music and the Gospel: “Resist the Tide,” Cynthia Hopkins – Baptism of the Lord

Jesus’ baptism reveals his true identity and call as the Son of God. For each of us, our baptism is a sign to the world of our identity as children of God. Baptism is the sacrament that initiates us into the Christian community.

Key Lines: You know you’ve got a voice / That you can call your own / So just clear your throat / And start singing this song / Resist the tide, stand in the water / That’s baptism, that’s making light

Questions: What does your baptism mean to you? How does your baptism call you to “resist the tide?” How do you use your voice to speak out for what you believe is right? What does it mean to be a beloved child of God?Who or what helps you see your true identity?