Jesus and the Story of Creation

January 15, 2017 |

Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17 | Series:

In the life of Jesus is the story of the world.  All stories begin with creation; not just a beginning but an origin story which fills out the significance of our being here at all.  Those events which shaped us most were the ones that told us why we were significant and reinforced those behaviors and beliefs which rewarded us with love and acceptance in our families of origin.  For Jesus the moment was his baptism in which He heard the words we all long to hear, "This is my beloved child, in whom I am well pleased."  Faith in Jesus causes us to tell our own origin story differently; in a way that acceptance is something we have from the beginning rather than something for which we yearn.