2. Jesus' Baptism

Matthew 3:13-17

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented.

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."



Willows "Salix integra Hakuro Nishiki" - Isaiah 44:4

Whirling Butterflies "Gaura - Gaura lindheimeri " - to represent the dove (Holy Spirit)

Goatsbeard "Aruncus dioicus " - to represent Reed/Papyrus (Ezekial 40)

Sweet Flag "Iris pallida" 'Variegata' - Isaiah 43:23

Yellow Flag Iris "Iris pseudacorus" - 3 petalled to represent Trinity