January 8, 2023

Posted on January 9, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

The peace of the Lord be always with you.




In Matthew 3:16-17 we read: 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."


Jesus was declared the Son of God at his baptism. What was Jesus doing at his baptism?

Luke Luke 3:21-22 says: "... And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son , whom I love; with you I am well pleased." 

As Jesus was praying, heaven was opened.  Jesus opens heaven through out his life with prayer.  He prayed throughout his ministry to the cross.  Even while he as on the cross Jesus prayed for us saying: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34) and in Luke 23:46 He said: "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."  Jesus life was a life of prayer.

May God help you to make your life a life of prayer and God will open the heavens for you as you pray.  May God be with you and bless you with your families and friends and protect you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Fr. James Kibe Karanja.

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