We don’t know much about the growing up years of Jesus.
We do know that he grew up as the son of Mary and Joseph, the carpenter.
He was an adult when his baptism took place.
Baptism or Christening marks the beginning of the Christian life and today children and adults are welcomed into the family of the Church when they are baptised.
For Jesus, his baptism marked the beginning of his work of teaching and healing as the Son of God.
In our next song, Jesus hears the voice of God speaking to him from Heaven:
‘You are my son, the beloved one. I am pleased with you.
Yes, you are my son, the one I love. I delight in you’
The Baptism of Jesus