And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
And yet the Living Water and the Bread of Life met the need of his heart, and sent his friends back with a message: “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
Suggested Scripture reading: Luke 1, Matthew 11, Luke 4
Multiple Scripture passages are used in this adaptation of the story of John the Baptist prior to his beheading by King Herod.