At times, my life seems so busy that I do not know if I’m coming or going. In my busyness, I lose track of reality. I am afraid to say it; sometimes, I believe I am too busy for God. I am reminded that God was never too busy for me.
Luke 3:15-22 reminds me of God’s untimely love for me. John baptized many people, and in this text specifically, Jesus. God’s Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus in the form of a dove, and a voice speaks directly to Jesus saying, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). In this moment, Jesus’ baptism was linked to mine and I find myself at rest and quiet with God. By the power of the Holy Spirit I am made new daily and so I repeat often to myself these words: “You are my beloved. With you I am well pleased.”
In a world of distraction and noise, I remember that God loves me, and he chose me as his beloved. When it seems time is running out and the world is too much, let us be reminded by these words “beloved children of God.”
Prayer: Thank you, God, that Jesus called us to be your beloved and in Him we find rest in a noisy world. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Dieter Punt, Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, NC.