THE STORY OF JESUS: John 3:22-36
“The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.” (John 3:35)
The good news is that Jesus has reclaimed creation for God and us!
God raised up Adam and Eve and placed everything in their hands (Genesis 1:26-28).
God loved them, and their were His much-loved children.
Adam and Eve were God’s first son and daughter of God (Luke 3:38).
But sadly they turned from God and submitted to the dark side.
Humanity, which still rules the world, now rules it in darkness.
God’s kingdom of light became the dominion of darkness (Colossians 1:13).
God finally raises up a new Son, and reassigns all authority to Him.
Like Adam and Eve, Jesus is tempted, but unlike them He does not fail.
Not even suffering and death can beat Jesus; Jesus is exalted over all.
We cannot beat Satan, but if we join Jesus (baptism), we stand with Him.
“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)
Less of us and our weakness; more of Jesus and His strength.
The Father loves the Son, and so do I… may He become greater still!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You have restored me to my identity and purpose as a son of Adam, son of God! May You become greater in my life, so that I may be more and more like You!