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Day 102 - The Day That Changed the World

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023


Thinking about the day that changed the world.

John the Baptist was speaking with Jesus Christ:

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be given baptism by him. But John would have kept him back, saying, It is I who have need of baptism from you, and do you come to me? But Jesus made answer, saying to him, Let it be so now: because so it is right for us to make righteousness complete. Then he gave him baptism. And Jesus, having been given baptism, straight away went up from the water; and, the heavens opening, he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him as a dove; And a voice came out of heaven, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3.13-17 Bible in Basic English (BBE))

John baptized Jesus, and God sent the Holy Spirit as a dove and confirmed with his voice from Heaven that Jesus was his much-beloved son to all who were there.


Most of us have seen this in movies and closed our eyes to envision this moment. It is pivotal in the Christian faith journey. Did the people understand what they saw and heard? Did they realize that the world and all that lived on it would be changed for eternity? Whether your ancestors were Christians or some other faith, they were still affected by this moment. That was the day the world changed, and the expectations of humans changed. The potential for everlasting life was made available to everyone by choice due to God's declaration and Jesus's resurrection. The world changed.


Prayer:

Father, on the day Jesus was baptized, you declared him your loved son. It would have been a bittersweet moment for a human. I suspect it was for you also. You had reason to have great pride in what you had made. At the same time, you knew what would come. Even though you knew Jesus's death would not prevail, it must have hurt to know what a difficult path he still had to journey through. My heart aches thinking about it. There have been times in my life when I had to allow pain so that something that needed to occur would happen. That was painful, yet it doesn't begin to mirror what you experienced. I better understand that sometimes loving means allowing pain for the more significant result because I have considered your journey. Thank you for providing the example. I know it hurt you. You understand it is difficult for us to learn without visually seeing or hearing a story, so you provide it. Thank you for that and all of your sacrifices to help us. Amen.

HUGGINS Zentangle, Inc. Original Tangle Drawn on Yellow Green QoR Watercolor Background with Black Micron by Texas Artist and Author Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®

a tangle originated by Zentangle Inc.


Word of the Day

BAPTISM



Read the scripture in context on the Bible in Basic English Website (BBE).




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Guest
Jul 29, 2023

What a powerful reminder of that moment. And I love how your prayer gives us a glimpse into what it would have been like for God as a parent, proud of his son but also knowing what would come. - Jeanine Byers

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 29, 2023
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Thank you Jeanine. I am glad you received something from the post! It had me in tears thinking about it. Cindy Rae

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Guest
Jul 29, 2023

What a great title for this tangle: DIVA DANCE ROCK 'n' ROLL

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 29, 2023
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It is fun isn't it! Fun to draw also! Cindy Rae

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Martha DeMeo
Martha DeMeo
Jul 29, 2023
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Such a detailed and beautiful writing of the Baptism. Again a wonderful prayer. Have a blessed weekend.

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 29, 2023
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Thank you Martha! You too! Cindy Rae

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Guest
Jul 29, 2023

Shame on me, I have never known about the dove. That makes so much sense! I want to thank you for your thoughtful answer to my comment yesterday. It's good to know that even someone who is very faithful and knowledgable when it comes to these things, shares similar feelings. Tamara

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 29, 2023
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You are so welcome Tamara. I love your and others comments as they make me think also and I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend! Cindy Rae

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Jul 29, 2023

I hadn't really thought about this event in this way before. Obviously, the baptism was important but I didn't think about the world changing. I had to think about that...


Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Saturday! -Dominique

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 29, 2023
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I wonder if many of us take the Baptism of Jesus for granted in some way. I include myself in that. In reading the Bible from cover to cover I have come to realize or think about things in a different light. All of a sudden there are moments/events in the Bible that I might not have "noticed" before as individual scriptures, but now they stand out. This is one of those moments that seems much more important than I had realized before. A moment of truth for all of us to hang onto when confronted with skepticism or doubt.


I am so glad this made you stop and consider for a moment Dominique. I hope you have a beautiful…

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