Of course, what sort of Advent would it be if we failed to talk about the Prophet who linked together the Old Testament and the New Testament together and spoke directly about the coming of Christ?
That’s right! We’re talking about John the Baptist.
He preached a lot about the coming of our Lord and called for everyone to repent — something which we should do this Advent, especially as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. He also baptized people as a physical sign of this repentance — and even ended up baptizing our Lord!
So, here is his ornament!
It’s supposed to represent the River Jordan, even though my five-year-old daughter insists that it looks like blue bacon. Oh well! You can’t win them all.
And, with no further ado… the scripture! Along with plenty of wonderful pictures. 🙂
The Story of John the Baptist
It is important to announce the coming of the Lord, of course! But, it is also important to accept Jesus in a humble way. And so, next time, we’ll look at the woman who did precisely that from the very beginning…