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
A statement that marks an occasion.
An acknowledgement that things will change from this time forward.
Often replaced by a saying such as “see you later” to soften the inevitable. A conversation with my preteen daughters revealed that they had a relatively long list of life transitions they counted consequential. I was skeptical. Some young lives have undoubtedly endured more of the unfathomable and unthinkable, more chaos and havoc than I will in double, triple the amo