OUR LIFE IN CHRIST story: Through Holy Baptism, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we are brought to faith in Jesus our Lord and Savior, who redeemed us, by His death on the cross, through His Word, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and in regular worship we are strengthened until that great day when we shall rise to eternal life with the King of Kings.
The dove reminds us of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism in the form of a dove. To descend means to come down. This dove a coming down too. That reminds us that the Holy Spirit comes from heaven down , to earth to live among us. The circle the dove is shown with is the nimbus we saw earlier with the hand. It is the symbol of sanctity, or holiness. The three
“rays are a symbol of the Deity of God.
"And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him." Matthew 3:16.