Baptism is a powerful, physical, public, symbol of christ’s obedience on our behalf, his identification with us, god’s love for us, and our identification with him.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.14 But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”
15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him to be baptized.
16 After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavenssuddenly opened for Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him. 17 And there came a voice from heaven:
This is My beloved Son.
I take delight in Him!