Thursday, January 12, 2017

Remember your Baptism: What was it like for Jesus?

Mark 1:9-11
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved;with you I am well pleased.”

Lord Jesus,
what was it like for you
to look up and see the heavens
torn in two?
A cosmic rip --
that which separates
heaven and earth,
the holy and the ordinary,
torn like a cloth
from the top to the bottom...

And the Spirit of God
descending like a dove...
filling you,
possessing you,
inspiring you,
driving you,
blessing you...

And that voice!
"You are my Son,
the Beloved;
with you
I am
well pleased."

How did you feel?
Uncertain you could live up to such words?

What was it like for you?

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