Jordan River

We arrive at the Jordan River. Pilgrims today visit the part of the river that’s near the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. This is not the part of the river where Jesus was baptized, but it gives us a good idea of what it was like for Jesus.

Jordan River

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:13-17)

Now enter the virtual Jordan River, by clicking on the water above, to renew your own baptism.