In Matthew 3:13 – 3:17, Jesus comes to the Jordan river for John to baptize him. John tells Jesus that it is Jesus who needs to baptize John. What would you do?
This would be like Jesus coming to me and saying, “Joni write me a story.”
All of my stories come from God. How could I write something that Jesus does not already know I am going to write? And if I write on my own human failings, how inadequate my words would appear to the One who saved me! I know exactly how John feels.
Jesus replied to John, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to this to fulfill all righteousness.”
John baptizes Jesus and the Spirit of God descends to light on Jesus as he raises out of the water. Then a voice from heaven says, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
My study bible tells me that by Jesus’ baptism demonstrats he is consecrated by God, and that he can identify with our sins. Which translates to me that Jesus understands us and our human nature. Jesus can empathize with us and help us through our failings. And Jesus knows deep inside of each one there is the desire to be loving and good.
Don’t ever forget Jesus loves you! He wants the very best for you! And He wants you to live with Him in eternity!
God Bless You!
God Bless America!