The baptizer appeared. John was his name.
“Repent, receive forgiveness,” he proclaimed
And to the Jordan River people came—
Judeans came with sins confessed and named.
“I’ve baptized you with water. It is so.”
Said John to those who gathered for the rite
“But One more powerful” (Yes, John did know)
“Will baptize with the Holy Spirit light.”
The One then came to be baptized by John
Yes, in the Jordan River, like the rest
And then the Spirit did descend upon
The One, who God the Father surely blessed.
The Voice proclaimed Him “My Beloved Son,”
And thus, Christ’s earthly ministry begun.
~Based on Mark 1:4-11