Mark 1:9-11

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Insight: Going public with our faith through water baptism is following Jesus’ example found here in Mark 1. These verses display the shared work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (The Trinity). God declares He is well pleased with Jesus his Son as the Spirit descends on him like a dove. Choosing to get baptized is a powerful step in your faith journey and in doing so we can be assured that we have the power and presence of God at work in us.

Prayer: Thank you God for sending Jesus and for your continued invitation to ‘go public’ with my faith both through water baptism and through how I live. Remind me today that you are working in my life to bring out your best in me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Jeffery Portmann