In part 1, Birthday Party Gone Awry, I considered the significance of the dance at Herod’s birthday party. For it was the dance that put the fate of John the Baptist in a girl’s hand. Here, I reflect on Jesus’ response to the tragic news.
Matthew 14:13 says, “Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself.”
John the Baptist played a unique role in the life and ministry of Jesus. He leaped inside his mother’s womb when he le