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"Well Pleased"

WEll Pleased painting, Jesus baptized, art of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River, Mindi Oaten Art, Behold Him Art Collection, the dove descending

  

"And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3: 16-17

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At the Jordan River, an extraordinary event unfolded. Jesus, radiating holiness, stood before John the Baptist, a humble prophet in the wilderness. In the midst of the clear waters, Jesus' baptism held unique significance.

As Jesus descended into the river, it was as if the waters recognized his purity, parting willingly. The sun's rays played upon the surface, creating a mesmerizing dance of light, while the world seemed to pause, sensing the divine importance of the moment.

John immersed Jesus, and as he did, a divine hush descended. The Holy Spirit, symbolized by a dove, descended upon Jesus, anointing him. This ethereal light enveloped him, signifying his divine purpose.

This moment was more than a baptism; it was a coronation of a different kind. It marked the beginning of a kingship beyond earthly comprehension. Jesus emerged from the water, anointed not with earthly oils but with the presence of the Holy Spirit. It was the initiation of a reign that would one day touch the hearts of countless people.

 

 

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