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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