Jesus came into the world to share that blessing with us. He came to open our ears to the voice that also says to us, "You are my beloved son, you are my beloved daughter, my favour rests on you ." When we can hear that voice, trust in it, and always remember it, especially during dark times, we can live our lives as God's blessed children and find the strength to share that blessing with others.
For further reflection...
"How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings." - Psalm 36: 7 (NRSV)
This post was written by Henri Nouwen. You can find his blog at: www.henrinouwen.org