And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Shortly after Jesus’ baptism, he went to face Satan in a grueling forty days of temptations. Do you remember Satan’s opening words to this time of temptation? “If you are the Son of God…” Wasn’t it great that God had already reassured Jesus of his relationship, love, and delight in him right before it was questioned by the evil one? The Father knew the Son needed this affirmation before Jesus faced his time of trials and temptations. Indeed, those we love need similar reassurance, and they need it even more than Jesus did. And it’s something they need from us! What do those you love need to hear from you today? You don’t know when their time of trial will come, but you do know it will. So, please reassure them you are glad of your relationship with them, love for them, and delight in them. And, dear friend in Jesus, do it today!
Almighty and loving Father, please help me say the right words of love and affection to those I love so that when temptations and trials come or when others try to draw them away from me, they will not doubt my love for them and your love for them. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.