“Buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead” (Colossians 2:12).
The redemption process for all obedient children of God is clearly summed up in the words of this verse. In fact, it is one of the best in all of scripture.
Jesus died an agonizing death on the cross, shedding His blood for the redemption of all mankind, and was buried in a tomb. Then, by the power of God, He was brought forth from the grave, making Him the ultimate victor.
In the same manner, based upon the confession of our faith in Jesus as the Son of God, we reenact this scene: we are immersed in a grave of water, only to be raised from that grave a new creature in Christ Jesus.