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John had been baptizing in the Jordan River. One day Jesus came from Nazareth
in Galilee and asked John to baptize him . John protested because he felt that
Jesus was the one who should be baptizing him. But Jesus told him that they
needed to do this to fulfill all righteousness. It was the right thing to do.
So John baptized him in the river. Immediately after he was baptized, as he
was praying, the heavens were opened and a dove came down and rested on Jesus.
It was the Spirit of God in the form of a bird that had come down to show who
Jesus was. Jesus saw it and John also saw the dove. Suddenly there was a voice
from heaven saying, "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased". The
dove and the voice of God were a sign to John that Jesus was the Messiah who
had been promised. After this, John was again assembled with a group of
people, and Jesus approached the group. John told them what had happened. He
said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" He told
them that he had seen the Spirit of God coming down on Jesus in the form of a
dove. Some people came to John and told him that now the crowds were going to
Jesus instead of John. They thought he would be upset, but this didn't bother
John at all. He said that he had told them that he himself was not the Christ.
It was as if Christ were the bridegroom and John was just the best man, or
friend of the bridegroom. He was rejoicing that people were turning to Christ.
John said that Jesus must become greater and he, John, must become less important.