Today’s feast marks the end of the Christmas season.  Both the beginning and end of the season have much in common: Christmas celebrates God becoming one of us, taking upon Himself a human nature, and today celebrates the proclamation to the world that Jesus is more than just one of us – He is the Son of God, in whom the Father in well pleased.  Jesus chooses to be baptized by John to show that He is one with all those who are fighting against evil and fighting for the Kingdom of God. We who long for the Kingdom must see that our King is one with us.  The voice of God the Father proclaims that Jesus is the Son of God: This is my Son, my Beloved, in whom I am well pleased. Jesus is God and yet He is one of us.  He knows the emotions we feel – He felt them. Through His divine nature, He can and does heal us.  Today’s feast is an Epiphany.  God is shown to us in Jesus Christ.  We need to pray to Him.  We need to trust in Him.

…You are Mine!