Photo by Susan 2019
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.
He comes up out of the water, smiling,
droplets like diamonds on His brown skin,
His teeth perfect, white.
God descends like a Dove,
joyfully circling the Baptist&
the crowd, blowing them away,
with a voice like thunder,
the Father announces
muddy i come to the river again
"My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness,"
God loves you
"Anointing," Susan Beth Furst, 2019
Scripture Translation, English Standard Version