And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.
For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.
I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.
For when they raise from the dead, they neither marry or are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness—but is guilty of an eternal sin.
For those who want to save their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will lose it.
How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe: help my unbelief.”
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.