As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.

Matthew 3:16

Meditation

There is another time in the Bible where the Spirit hovers over the waters. It’s found in Genesis 1, where the Spirit of God hovers over the chaotic waters. Why is Matthew connecting this story of Jesus with the old story of creation?