It had to have been disappointing for the wise men to follow the star as far as they did only to find a stable and a baby. They went to the palace first, but he wasn’t there. However, when they found Jesus in the stable, they bowed down and worshipped him. Wise men worship.
God creates opportunities for us to take steps towards him. The burning bush created an opportunity for Moses to take a step towards God. Naman had no hope of healing, but he found a prophet who told him to dip seven times in the river, and when he did, he received his healing.
Your decision for Christ may have been a private act where you raised your hand, with all eyes closed, and said a prayer accepting him but baptism is a public affair. It is an announcement of your new life and identity in Christ. You are immersed in water to confirm that your past and the old you is buried, your sins are forgotten. You emerge out of the water brand new.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.