Where do YOU meet with Jesus?
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Today we are going to talk about one of the earliest followers of Jesus… and maybe you will see a little bit of yourself here as well.
Our story begins in the bible gospel of John, chapter One. The prophet John the Baptist was preaching and baptizing people at Bethany “On the other side of the Jordan”. This is a different Bethany than the village near Jerusalem, but rather is an area on the east side of the Jordan, also known as Beit-Abara, “the House of the Crossing-Point”, a place where a number of springs feed into the East side of the Jordan River that would be good sites for baptizing, being slower than the seasonally flooding and fast flowing Jordan River. This area is also thought to where the prophet Elijah had been taken up to heaven. We pick up the story in Verse 35: