We start this week by meeting up with John the Baptist. This is the first time we have seen him since he did his somersaults in his mother’s womb when Mary visited. Now he is grown, traveling the countryside, and living the life of a prophet.
As he is out and about preaching, teaching, and baptizing, his relative Jesus comes to the water and is baptized by John. As he comes out of the water, God speaks and claims his as his Son the Beloved. This is the start of the ministry of Jesus.
Do you remember the last baptism you attended? What do you remember for the service?