What a way to go…lose your head at a birthday party. After all John the Baptist did and all he did to prepare the people for Jesus, he loses his head in a dumb power struggle between the king’s wife and the followers of John. Honestly, I think this death is unbecoming of John. I would prefer if he died standing up for something like Stephen did. This death almost comes across silly when you read it. Oh well, God has yet to consult me on how things should go so I guess I should just keep my mouth shut.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.