Monday, June 25, 2018
John the Baptist was born to very old parents who before they died assured him that his life mission was to make the Messiah known.
As a boy he went out, lived in the desert eating locusts and wild honey. Longing to know more precisely, one day saw a flock of sheep on a hillside. John was stunned by the beauty of a lamb who stood apart from the others.
John then took to baptizing people in the Jordan River. He was at that until one day he saw Jesus walking, and felt with 100% certainty that this man was the Messiah. He called out, "Behold, the Lamb of God."
Seeing him as a rival, Herod imprisoned John in his castle across the Jordan. People came to him saying that they admired him above this Jesus, but John insisted, "Jesus must increase, and I must decrease."