16As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and lighting on him. 17 Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased.”
Reflection: Just like any other believer in his time, Jesus was baptised with water to indicate that he belonged to the family of God. But unlike any other believer in his time, the Holy Spirit then descended on to him. And then God spoke from heaven, declaring him to be his son, whom he loves. This is an important foundation as we anticipate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Everything that is to come is built on the loving relationship between Jesus and his father, the Lord God.
Question: How would you describe the relationship between God and Jesus at this point in the Easter story?
Prayer: Loving God, please help me to remember how much you loved Jesus. Amen.
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