For those who witnessed it, it was more than just seeing the Son of God baptized. It was seeing the Son of God and the Spirit of God while hearing the voice of the Father. It was an empowering moment and easy for anyone to understand how it could set the spark of ministry to flame.

A Place to Return

After Jesus’ near-stoning, He returned to the Jordan, to the place where He’d been baptized. Perhaps He needed to get back to where it all started, to be reminded of what it was He was called to do and for whom. For whatever reason, being there worked toward that end; many people came to Him there… and they believed.

Sometimes we just need to go back to where it all began, to be reminded, to be refreshed, and to help others believe.

Eva Marie Everson’s most current work is Reflections of God’s Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel (Thomas Nelson/Nelson Bibles). For more information about the book and Eva Marie's speaking topics, go t

[1] John 10:26

[2] John 10: 27-30

[3] John 10: 32

[4] Matthew 3:2

[5] Matthew 3:14

[6] Matthew 3:17