On Jordan’s Bank

 

 On Jordan’s banks the baptist cried, “Make straight the path; the Lord is near!” Was the Lord further away, when John was beheaded or was he actually closer? God is with the righteous, even in their trials, it says in the Book of Jeremiah. John believed the words of Jeremiah and continued to witness the truth until the end of his life on earth.  

 Is the Lord any further away than he was 2014 years ago? Or was God just as close to photographer Foley when he died for witnessing the truth of the horrors of the Islamic state terrorists?

For over two millenniums John the Baptist has been remembered for his sacrifice and martyrdom for his faith. Can you draw the distinctions between John’s martyrdom and the suicide bombers of today?  

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