Jesus’ Baptism

Our Bible Reading today talks about when Jesus was ready to teach the Good News about salvation. He asked John the Baptizer to baptize Him. John did not think that he should baptize Jesus. John said that Jesus should baptize him instead. Jesus explained why He wanted John to baptize Him. “’Let it be this way for now. We should do whatever God says is right.’ Then John agreed” (verse 15b).
Jesus’ baptism was a special time in His life. God, His Father, was very proud of Him. “A voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him’” (verse 17). When we are baptized, God is pleased with us, too. Baptism is a way we can show that we want to die to our old life of sin and trust Jesus to give us new life.
After Jesus’ baptism, He began His ministry of teaching about God and His kingdom. I hope that you have new life in Jesus. Are you ready to share the Good News about Jesus with others today?