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  A Child of God
God accepts us through Jesus."Beloved, now are we the sons of God." 1 John 3:2.

The people stood spell-bound with fear and amazement. Their eyes were fastened upon Christ, whose bowed form was bathed in the beautiful light and glory that ever surround the throne of God. His upturned face was glorified as they had never before seen the face of man. The thunders rolled and the lightnings flashed from the opening heavens, and a voice came therefrom in terrible majesty, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:17. The words of confirmation were given for the benefit of the witnesses at His baptism, and to assure God's dear Son that His Father accepted humanity through Him, their substitute and surety, and that God would connect man to Himself, and open Heaven to the prayers of men through the intercession of His Son.

Notwithstanding the sins of a guilty world were laid upon His Son, and He had humiliated Himself to humanity to save the ruined race, Jehovah's voice assured Christ of His Sonship with the Eternal. In this manifestation, God put His seal to the plan of redemption through His Son, and evidenced that He accepted humanity as exalted through the righteous character and divine excellence of His beloved Son. A way was opened for sinners that, through obedience to God's law and faith in Christ as their Redeemer, they might form righteous characters and become children of God.

As John witnessed the Saviour of the world bowed in the deepest humiliation, and pleading fervently with tears for the approval of His Father, He was deeply moved. As the light and glory from Heaven enshrouded the Saviour, and a voice was heard claiming Jesus as the Son of the Infinite, John saw the token God had promised him, and knew for a certainly that the world's Redeemer had received baptism at his hands. With transport of joy and tearful emotion he stretched forth his hand, and pointed to Jesus, saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a Man which is preferred before me; for He was before me." John 1:29. "And I knew Him not; but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost." John 1:33. And I saw the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove and overshadowing Him; and I heard the voice of God bear record that this is the Son of God.