Do you ever feel like you’re lost, wandering around alone in the world? The story from Mark’s gospel today has three short parts, but God’s words echo throughout. As Jesus is baptized, God says “you are my child, the beloved.” As Jesus is cast out in the wilderness, God’s words are echoing still. Then Jesus comes into Galilee, proclaiming “you are God’s children; God loves you.” Whether we’re in the happy times, or out in the wilderness of the world, God breaks through saying, “you are my child; I love you.”
God, help us to know your love, even when we feel alone. Amen.