The Father's Blessing

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. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” - Mark 1:10-11 

This is the blessing that God the Father gave to Jesus the Son. It's all about love and delight (the phrase "with you I am well-pleased" is translated elsewhere in the bible as "I delight in you").The Father gave it to Jesus before Jesus had done any ministry, healed the masses, or taught any great sermons. The Father gave it to Jesus simply because he loved him and delighted in him.

Did you know that you are the recipient of this blessing from the Father? Yes, YOU! When we invite Christ into our lives, the bible refers to us as being 'in Christ,' which means that everything that belongs to him is now ours. That includes the divine favor and delight contained in the blessing above. 

Would you take a few minutes and open yourself up to God's love and delight? It can actually take a lot of effort to receive a blessing. Do that now! Say that that verse above to yourself several times until it starts to sink in.