At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." - Mark 1:9-11 (NIV)This passage reveals the Trinity in action: Jesus being baptized, the Holy Spirit as a dove, and the voice of the Father. Though the word “Trinity” is not in the Bible, the nature of God is trinitarian from beginning to end. This is God’s witness of Himself - a mysterious being that is three yet one. And that being displays the satisfaction of community that we all long for. There is a mutual love and admiration that is not based upon duty, for Jesus had the Father’s approval before He did any ministry. The type of community that Jesus brings us into is endorsed by the Father, empowered by the Spirit, and brought to us by the Son. The Trinity is a mysterious and wonderful communion that calls people out or darkness and into His light.
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Today's Commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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Mark 1:9-11 - And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."