Mark shows us quickly three witnesses at one event to the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth.
First, is John the Baptizer,
“It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan” (Mark 1:9). Second, is the Holy Spirit, “And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove” (Mark 1:10). Third, is the Father, “Then a voice came from heaven, ‘You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’” (Mark 1:11).
Is there any doubt about the identity of Jesus? If so, let us keep reading The Gospel According to Mark and see Jesus in action and hear what He teaches, and then we can make a conclusion.
In the meantime, picture in your mind what Mark just showed us and be amazed at such a grand baptism!