READ: Matthew 3:16-17 It’s helpful to see where today’s passage fits into the chronological narrative of Jesus’ life; he was baptized before all of his teachings and miracles took place, and yet God chose this moment to let Jesus know that he loved him and was pleased with him. Jesus began his ministry on earth knowing that he didn’t have to earn God’s approval. He’s our ultimate example of living as a treasured child of God. If you believe God has chosen you, approves of you and loves you, what’s one thing that could change for you today?]]>