How can I become part of God’s family?

Mark 1:10-11

10 “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you, I am well pleased.”

Jesus is the perfect Son of God, and he came to earth to be our perfect substitute. He came to do everything we could not do so that we would not have to experience eternal death. But how do we receive the benefits of all that Jesus did on our behalf as our substitute? Things like forgiveness and eternal life?

One way is through baptism. It is the conduit by which Jesus chose to credit his own perfection to our account. That’s why he was baptized so that when we’re baptized as he instructed, we get connected to him and his holiness. We get covered in the perfection of Jesus, allowing God to see us as wiped clean from sin, “born again.”

This is why we can properly say that because of baptism, you, like Jesus, are God’s beloved child. God is well pleased with you!

Vicar Valdez