#29 Lent Pilgrimage, Expectations

This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.?~John 1:28

On our way to the Jordan River, we hear about the plethora of baptismal sites in the Holy Land?three in Israel and one in Jordan?and that each one claims authenticity. I am certain I will recognize the place: an expanse of desert on each side of a wide, sparkling river. That’s how the Sunday School pictures show it. When the bus pulls in to today’s “authentic baptismal site” I immediately notice the dense foliage on each side of a narrow river. The water is murky and green. My expectations are dashed. I have a sinking feeling.

When have you had to move past disappointment to hear God speaking?

Prayer: O Spirit, I cannot contain you in my expectations.

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