“A voice out of the heavens said, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus, at age 12, described the temple in Jerusalem as His Father’s house. He laid claim to intimacy with His Heavenly Father. At Jesus’s baptism, God the Father laid claim to intimacy with Jesus when He called Him “My BELOVED Son.” When we think of God the Father sending His BELOVED SON to earth to die on our behalf; and of Jesus leaving His Heavenly Father’s home to come to earth to die on our behalf, we can’t help but PRAISE our Heavenly Father and the Beloved Son…and wonder at their love for us!
Heavenly Father and BELOVED SON, we praise You for Your unselfish love and grace! Thank You for selflessly giving of Yourselves so we might be included in Your heavenly family. Thank You for loving us so tenderly and powerfully.