(Matthew 3:17) “And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’”

God the Father said that bout Jesus.  Could God ever say that about me?

How could He?  After all, I see what is in my heart.  And He sees it too.  The anger/greed/lust/fear/doubt/selfishness/pride/despair/etc – He sees it all.  How could He possibly be pleased with me?

He can be pleased with me because He was pleased with Jesus.  Jesus did what I could never do – He lived perfectly.  He committed not one of the sins that plague me.

And, He washed me clean!  In my baptism God washed my sins away.  So, now I stand before my God as right!  I stand before my God as perfect and holy!

And on the day I stand before Him, He is going to say, “This is my son, whom I love.  With him I am well pleased.”  More beautiful words will never be heard!

Thankful that I have been washed, just like you,

Pastor Schumann