I heard a great quote the other day. Christopher Reeve said this. "Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out into the ocean." Being baptized is essentially making the decision to no longer play in the shallow waters of your faith but go deep. One of the first steps in becoming a disciple of Jesus is to be baptized. I think this is where Jesus beckons each one of us; off the sandy beach where we can play it safe, into the depths where we experience Him the most. So if you've been playing in the shallows for too long, maybe it's time to take the next step as a fully devoted follower of Jesus.