“when Jesus had been baptized” Matthew 3:16
The baptism of Jesus is about God being with us.
It is about Jesus coming to be one with us.
Baptism in Jesus’ time was about repentance; it was about saying sorry for the things one had done wrong; it was about symbolically washing away your past and showing people that you wanted to start again. John the Baptist was not the only man performing baptisms, there were other preachers calling people to repent, other preachers calling on people to turn their backs …