(Matthew 3:17) “And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’”
God the Father said that bout Jesus. Could God ever say that about me?
How could He? After all, I see what is in my heart. And He sees it too. The anger/greed/lust/fear/doubt/selfishness/pride/despair/etc – He sees it all. How could He possibly be pleased with me?
He can be pleased with me because He was pleased with Jesus. Jesus did what I could never do – He lived perfectly. He committed not one of the sins that plague me.
And, He washed me clean! In my baptism God washed my sins away. So, now I stand before my God as right! I stand before my God as perfect and holy!
And on the day I stand before Him, He is going to say, “This is my son, whom I love. With him I am well pleased.” More beautiful words will never be heard!
Thankful that I have been washed, just like you,