When Jesus came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
Mark 1. 10-11
Here is the glorious news: Because God has rescued us from darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his Son, we are people through whom power is perfected in weakness, wisdom in the foolishness of the cross, glory in humility. We are free to serve the people around us. We are free to serve the people in our country. We are free to serve without being swept up in efforts to wield power.