And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Mark 1:11

God’s Beloved

 Such heavenly words, God speaks from above,
 Addressed to us all through God's only son:
 “You are the children I can't help but love.”
 Words not yet heard by all under the sun,
 And even when heard, we still at times doubt,
 Struggling to see what our God sees in us. 
 When we displease ourselves, inside and out,
 How then can God's love be something we trust? 
 Come to the manger, the river, the cross,
 See other sinners, loved and forgiven,
 Remember the Shepherd, seeking the lost,
 Not to judge, but that grace might be given. 
 When God looks at us, Love is all God sees,
 Daughters and sons with whom God is well pleased. 
The Jordan River

5 thoughts on “God’s Beloved

  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful sonnet of yours and the post along with the picture of the River Jordan.
    The crystal clear UK waters that I was baptized in by full immersion inside a church were very different from this but it’s nevertheless an indescribable blessing to have encountered the living Lord in this deepening commitment. Thank you for this inspiring piece

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    1. Yes, so true – the waters of Holy Baptism are precious, wherever they find us, as they immerse us into our new life in Christ. I was blessed with the opportunity to remember my baptism at the River Jordan on my 54th birthday – something I will write about eventually.
      In the meantime, blessings to you as you continue to live out your baptismal vocation as a follower of Jesus!


      1. Thank you for your kind words.
        How wonderful to have been baptised there and on your birthday! I visited the Holy Land in 2020 and am so happy that I trod the land that those beloved feet trod 2000 years ago.
        I look forward to enjoying your post on your Jordan River baptism in due course

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