Tuesday 31 October 2023

Luke 3:21-22

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

I imagine hearing these words from my Father in heaven. You are my son. Whom I love. With whom I am well pleased.

Are these not three phrases every child wants, no needs, to hear from their parents? And these words are spoken to Jesus on the eve of His public ministry, before He’d preached a sermon, healed a sick person, relieves someone of demonic attack!

If this is the greatest example of the most perfect and complete relationship to ever exist for us to observe – between God the Father and God the Son empowered by God the Holy Spirit…

…then God wants a relationship with me based first and foremost in security with Him. Security of identity – my sonship too. Security of good will – I am loved too. Security of affection – I am well pleasing too.

How? By faith in Jesus who has made this possible for me too.

Lord, today, as every day, I practice resting in your security. This is the font of life, motivation, purpose and direction for me. Amen

Written by Ps. Rob Waugh

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