Baptize you? – 3:16 by Max Lucado – Day 8

John was taking a big step in accepting Gentiles with the Jews in baptism. I can’t imagine his next big step, baptizing His Savior. This is another example that might clear up the questions we have about Christ really understanding what it’s like to be human. It’s easier to see how He became flesh at birth and died at the cross, but to see Him entering into other moments like baptism might teach us something. Baptism (for the rest of us) is a public statement of our faith in Christ, letting the world know of the step we’ve taken. What about Christ, He couldn’t be baptized for His faith in Himself could He? The way Max explained it made sense – that He was being baptized to show us again that He is paying our price and is our example in life. Our step is to accept this payment and follow Him in baptism.

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