The Death of John the Baptist
To Read Click Mark 6:14-29
- The Role of John the Baptist was to be the Herald of the coming King of Israel, and the World
- He did this well, impressing one and all
- And leaving a lasting memory.
- Later Paul in his travels would encounter in distant lands
- People who had heard of John, but not of Jesus
- John did not compromise his words to please anyone
- And one such person he spoke and pointed his sin to was Herod.
- For this he was first imprisoned and then killed.
- Are we afraid of death
- We should not be.
- Because Jesus has shown us that Death is but the entrance to a more fuller life in God.
- So let us trust Jesus and go about the task he has mandated us to do
- Without fear
- We too will receive like John, a lasting name.