He Paved the Way – A Poem

John the Baptist did not care
What people thought of his wild hair

Repent and be baptized his hue and cry
Messiah is coming, His kingdom is nigh

John the Baptist lost his head
But because of Jesus he is not dead

John paved the way for eternal life
Found in the Son who gave His life

Content with his place in history
John showed the Way for you and me

Jesus increased in wisdom and power
John decreased at the proper hour

Jesus now reigns as King of kings
To our Lord and Savior we sing

John is an honored martyred soul
Under God’s altar for his prophetic role

So now we find our identity in Christ
Who gave His life and paid the price

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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12 Responses to He Paved the Way – A Poem

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Deeply felt.

  2. This reminds me of 2 Samuel 6…

    2 if you will…smiles…

  3. Bryan Ens says:

    Great poem and great message! God bless!

  4. adamsmurphy says:

    …..For who so ever shall cling to the Son of God shall be saved forever! Like the charge of faith

  5. John’s story is so different. and you definetely have captured his essence well

  6. Can only imagine what those who did not understand what was to come thought of this “madman” with wild hair preaching of a Messiah. Nicely captured retelling of this biblical icon.

  7. brian miller says:

    john def was a wild soul…and he paid the price as well….head on a plate…
    and i like too when he was in jail why jesus did not run to him….

  8. claudia says:

    ha smiles…his wild hair and the locusts he ate…he had his heart at the right place… preparing the way for the lord…

  9. shanyns says:

    Love this! What a blessing your words are to me today.

    • Thanks. I have to give God the credit for this one. He wrote the story and then He gave me the words to share it during my prayer time yesterday. I’m so glad these words were a blessing. Peace, Linda

  10. Debbie says:

    What a great poem that shares such truths in every line! Thanks, Linda, and God bless!

    • Deb, Thanks! We are studying Matthew in Bible Study Fellowship and just finished chapter 3 about John baptizing Jesus. There is so much wonderful truth in God’s Word, I just had to share. Peace, Linda

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