When God Speaks

January 10 2021, 10am
In Mark’s gospel, our story begins with baptism. It doesn’t matter when or where you were born. It doesn’t matter if angels and shepherds and wisemen appeared. It doesn’t matter if you were born to a wealthy family or a humble one. It doesn’t matter which side of any border you were born on or what your politics are. It doesn’t matter your gender, race, or ethnicity. In baptism, just as God’s voice cries out from the heavens about Jesus, so does God’s voice cry out that we are God’s beloved children in whom God is well pleased. You are God’s beloved child, in whom God is well pleased. Are you able to hear that voice? To know how deeply you are loved? Are you able to imagine that voice being called out over the people you don’t like, you ignore, you look past?