Jesus began his public ministry at age 30 by being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. As Jesus rose from the waters he and John saw the Spirit descend on Jesus. The Father’s words expressed his absolute approval of Jesus. The language of affirmation reflected Jesus’ Kingly position in the messianic mission as well as His role as suffering servant. Jesus is God’s gracious provision meeting us in our wilderness and satisfying our deepest needs.