Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
What an acclamation! “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” I am sure these are words any child would love to hear from their parent. Yet, these words were not only for Jesus to hear, they were for the gathered crowd. These words are for us. It is in Luke's gospel that the words are directed at Jesus. Jesus is God's beloved Son. Let's hear these words and reflect again on the glory of the Christ-child.
Prayer. Beloved Son, we worship and adore you. Amen.