“The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29)!
Each of the four gospels open with an incarnational word…God in the flesh having been birthed into the world. From the accounting of this birthday, which we call Christmas, the gospels proceed immediately to the baptism of Jesus–the initiation of his public ministry. It’s an appropriate reminder to the church as to what we are to be about the day after celebrating Christmas. As he was born to sacrifice his life for us, we have been born-again to serve him.