The Jordan River flows from the top of Mount Herman where the snow melts and travels down to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.
For the most part the Jordan River is neither beautiful nor peaceful. Itís 25 percent mud and plunges downhill at a furious pace, falling nine feet per mile.
In this river where words were uttered that has influenced the course of history. This river Jordan that many believe Jesus was baptized is now a barrier between the two hostile nations of Israel and Syria for thirty miles.
Amid the not so beautiful, sometimes furious river, east of Jericho, there is a peaceful and beautiful bend called the ĎFord of the Partridge.í Itís a place of great beauty, shaded by willows and eucalyptus trees, much as it was in New Testament times. According to tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in this very place.
The place of our baptism is a spot of beauty and peace amid a furious flowing river of hate and strife. When those who sought to take Him confronted Jesus he went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John first baptized; and there he abode. (John 10:40)
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