“YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Mark 1:11)
????1 John 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (R.v.12a); Mark 1:7-11
????”YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Mark 1:11)
In John 20:30-31, the evangelist said, “Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.”
What is the content of your Christian faith? It is important to take a stand now that the day is still young. Do you believe in Christ or are you just after signs and wonders? If you are just after the latter, there is the danger that you might fall into the trap of the Antichrist, who seek to remove our gaze from God.
For the sake of the people of that low orientation, the testimony of the Spirit of God at the scene of the Baptism of Jesus is important. It serves to modify their distorted orientation. And for the rest of us, it serves as a reassurance that Jesus is the focus of our faith, and he who has Jesus has life (cf. 1 John 5:11).
Do you have Jesus in your life? Is there anything competing with him for a place in your life? It is important that you get rid of that unhealthy competition so that you do not end up the way of the Church in Laodocea who risked being spat out for being neither hot nor cold (cf. Rev 3:14ff).
Faith in Christ is all that we need and we shall be equipped to overcome all difficulties and temptations (Rom 8:37) and do great works (John 14:12).
We continue to pray with the disciples, “Lord, increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). Amen.
Have a great and reassuring day ahead. It is well with you.