Objection

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Jesus left Galilee and went to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. 14 But John kept objecting and said, “I ought to be baptized by you. Why have you come to me?”

15 Jesus answered, “For now this is how it should be, because we must do all that God wants us to do.” Then John agreed.

16 So Jesus was baptized. And as soon as he came out of the water, the sky opened, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. 17 Then a voice from heaven said, “This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him.”

What are you doing here? Why have you come to me Jesus?

What can I do for you?

You are the one – I should be coming to you. I am nothing but a signpost to you – you are everything.

You want me to baptize you?  When you are the one?  You have done nothing that needs repenting of.

But if that is what you need me to do, let’s do it.  God knows what is right.

And then it became clear.  This was the opening, the start, the beginning of something new.  God is here in you.

With a voice for all to hear – you are his son, here to do his work.  God is good.

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