In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. A voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1: 9-11
Even though Jesus is God’s own son, he came down to the river to be baptized by a man. John, a simple man of strong faith, baptized our Savior. God acknowledged Jesus in front of everyone who was at the river; he did not wait until Jesus was alone. Likewise, we should acknowledge Jesus as our Savior and share his love and lessons with those around us. We should follow the example of our Lord, and tear open the barriers around us and share the love he has given us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for coming among us, and for saving us. Thank you for loving me, even though I am a sinner. You acknowledge me, and I will share your love and your word. Amen.