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Matthew 3: Delight of My Life

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Paolo Veronese and Paolo Caliari Workshop: The Baptism of Christ (detail)

Paolo Veronese and Paolo Caliari Workshop: The Baptism of Christ (detail)

The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” (Matthew 3:16-17)

The miracle of our existence is that each of us is a child of God. With Christ as a brother, how can we go wrong? We only need follow. With the loving comfort of the Spirit, how can we refuse? We only need rest in the consoling heart of God.

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Paolo Veronese Workshop: The Baprism of Christ

Paolo Veronese Workshop: The Baptism of Christ

Over the next few weeks we will be away from easy internet access but we will be pausing to read scripture and to pray and reflect at noon, keeping those in The Noontime Circle in mid-day prayer. You may want to click on the Connecting at Noon page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/connecting-at-noon/ Or you may want to follow a series of brief posts that begins today, inspired by paintings of the life of Jesus Christ  that can be found at: http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_family.htm In these posts, we will have the opportunity to reflect on a scripture verse and an artist’s rendition of that event. Wishing you grace and love and peace in Christ Jesus.


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