Spotlighted Scripture: Read Luke 3:21-23.
How cool is it that somone- a man like you & me- got to baptize Jesus. The scripture states it so matter of factly- "when all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too." Stop to think about that- Jesus was baptized, too. This baptism in the Jordan River symbolized the start to Jesus' earthly ministry at the age of 30.
Verse 21 says "As Jesus was praying,...". Jesus, the Son of God, was praying. If Jesus prayed, how much more important is it for us as children of God to pray? Throughout the gospels, Jesus' prayer life is well documented. In the book of John, the last verse says "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written" (John 21:25) BUT all 4 gospels take pause in their writing to document times when Jesus prayed.
This means 2 things to me:
- Jesus prayed SO much that they really couldn't leave it out- OR
- Prayer is SO important to God that He wanted us to witness Jesus modeling the behavior.
- How about you?
- Do you have a prayer life?
- How has prayer changed your relationship with God?