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Read Matthew 3:13-17


Thursday

Read Matthew 3:13-17

13 At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14But John tried to make him change his mind. “I ought to be baptized by you,” John said, “and yet you have come to me!”
15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires.” So John agreed.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him. 17Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased.”

Think

John honored Jesus - saying that it was Jesus who should baptize him - yet Jesus - fulfilled all righteousness and submitted to John's baptism.  Jesus humbly accepts God's gift of help and fellowship - through the sacrament of baptism and the help of the Holy Spirit.

Pray

Lord - help me to realize that I can't get by on my own.  You offer your help - and I receive it.
Amen.

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