March 27, 2022

Baptism of the Beloved Son

Text: Luke 3:1-3, 15-22
Dr. Peter Green

One of the deepest longings of the human heart is an answer to the question, “Am I loved?” In today’s text concerning the baptism of Jesus, we see God tear open the fabric of heaven to proclaim his love for his Son. Even more astonishing is the realization that, as Jesus identifies with us by his baptism, in our own baptism we are united to Christ. That means that what is true of Jesus is true of us, and we are marked as belonging to God and being loved by him.