Tuesday, January 09, 2007

You are God's beloved

This week we consider the baptism of Jesus, and as we do, we reflect on our own baptism.

Molly's back, fresh from the shimmering waters of Hawaii, and will be talking about the role of water and Spirit in the baptism of Jesus and in ours.

The scriptures this week are
Isaiah 43:1-7
Acts 8:14-7
Luke 3:15-17,21-22

The last verse of the passage from Luke about the baptism of Jesus tells us: "the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.'"

It is a beautiful moment of the presence of God, the Spirit and Jesus.

The words apply to us, too. We are God's beloved children, in whom God is well-pleased.

That is the gift of grace.
And, it is an awesome gift to live into.
What can we do to help our faith in God grow nearer to God's faith in us?

(I'm hoping Molly isn't anywhere near a computer this week, but if she is and wants to repost this, have at it.)

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