Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3.27-28
Whose team are you on? With which team do you identify? Do you cheer for a certain team?
If we are Christians, we have professed allegiance to a team. Jesus is the captain of our team. He is the one who gives the directions and orders such as where to go and what to do. Anyone who has been baptized into Christ makes up a part of his team. It does not matter what race we are, nor what gender we are. We are all one team that works together to win the prize.
Baptism is the rite of passage for this team. We have to meet the conditions already set down for qualifying for this passage. It takes us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. Of which kingdom are you a citizen? It is your choice. Whose team are you on?