You Are My Beloved

Today the church celebrates the Baptism of the Lord (Luke 3:21–22; Matthew 3:13–17; Mark 1:9–11). Jesus’ baptism reveals to us not only his divine Sonship, but also the ordinary means by which we, too, become sons of God and can experience the indwelling of the triune God.

In the following 2-minute video, Father Lundberg speaks of God’s tenderness and how God delights in you. You are God’s beloved. In imitation of Christ, we can express the love of God to our neighbor as companions in the journey in life.

Scripture of the Day:  Isaiah 42: 1–7

Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one with whom I am pleased.
Upon him I have put my spirit;
he shall bring forth justice to the nations.

He will not cry out, nor shout,
nor make his voice heard in the street.

A bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench.
He will faithfully bring forth justice.

He will not grow dim or be bruised
until he establishes justice on the earth;
the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

Thus says God, the LORD,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and its produce,
Who gives breath to its people
and spirit to those who walk on it:

I, the LORD, have called you for justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,

To open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

Questions of the Day

  • God chooses each and every one of us. He desires to dwell in our soul and to accompany us on our life journey. Do you choose God?
  • Is there someone in your life who needs you to accompany them, with humility and tenderness?

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