“The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.”–Matthew 3:16-17
“…a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him.”–Matthew 17:5
You are also God’s beloved. You are chosen and marked by love. You are the focus of delight. You delight God.
May these affirmations sink in deep today, bringing warmth on a cold day and reassuring you of your value in God’s eyes.