Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Jesus is baptized by John
Born into trouble / Baptized into promise

When we were born, we were born into a world filled with hate, greed, and struggle for power. Assassinations, human trafficking, natural disasters, daily struggles for survival still and always abound. But when we were baptized, we were baptized into the riches of God's inheritance, grace peace, forgiveness, love. These gifts save us, enfold us, and form us and promise a transformed world while we still live.