A Proud Heavenly Father – Matthew 3:16-17

“After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy”  (Matthew 3:16-17, NLT).

Have you ever been so proud of your son or daughter that you just had to tell someone how wonderful they were and how proud you were?

That’s the way I imagine this story of Jesus’ baptism.

God the Father is so proud of His Son because He has been called to ministry and is fulfilling that calling. And so the Father just had to tell somebody how proud He was and express His delight to His Son.

It’s as if God the Father is saying, “Son, I  am so proud of you. You make me very happy. I love you.”

God the Father has that same feeling about you.

You are the Heavenly Father’s dearly loved son or daughter and you bring Him great joy.

When you accomplish His plans and purposes for your life, it pleases Him and He is so proud of you!

“This is real love–not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10, NLT).

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