Breaching the Surface

Author: 
Rev. Aaron J. White
Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:30am

     As we bear witness to the baptism of Jesus, we see and hear of a pivotal moment in the relationship between God and humanity. Having lived among us, Jesus makes takes decisive action to unite himself with us through these waters. John initially attempts to prevent him from entering the Jordan, because he knows that these waters were meant for people who needed to be cleansed. And that wasn't Jesus!

     But Jesus didn't come to seek cleansing for himself; he came to seek cleansing for us! As he emerges from the water, Jesus now carries our sins away. Alone, who could bear such a heavy burden? But Jesus isn't alone. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Jesus is prepared to embark on a ministry that will ensure that our sins will never again come between us and the one who would also claim us as "Beloved" children!

Scriptures:
     Matthew 3:13-17
     Acts 10:34-43