You’ve heard the saying about walking in someone else’s shoes, right? Well, think about this.
Yesterday after the service, we had a water baptism in the creek beside the church. I overheard this girl wondering aloud what she should wear on her feet, since the stream bed is rocky. I realized that I had a pair of crocs in the van and knew they would be perfect, so I offered them to her.
So she got baptized in my shoes.
Now I am wondering if there’s any special symbolism in this. Does this mean she is following in my spiritual footsteps? ( yikes!) Does it give me any special mentoring responsibilities? When someone is baptized in your shoes, what exactly does that mean, anyway?