We focus on the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry as written in Matthew 3:13-17. The initiating event began with Jesus’ spiritual awakening through baptism by John the Baptist, who was at first reluctant to perform the task. After all, John had said that Jesus was greater than he was. Jesus came up from the baptismal water of the Jordan River and saw the heavens opened. It’s neat how the perception of reality is enlarged following a spiritual awakening. Jesus also saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending upon himself. This vision of a bird is often interpreted to represent the HolyRead More →