Minggu, 31 Maret 2013

JOHN THE BAPTIST

YOHANES PEMBAPTIST
JOHN THE BAPTIST

Yohanes lebih dulu lahir beberapa bulan dibanding Yesus. Dia adalah anak laki – laki salah satu kerabat Maria. Ketika ia dewasa, Allah memberi tugas istimewa. Ia harus mengabarkan kepada semua orang agar mempersiapkan diri menyambut kedatangan Yesus. Karena Yesus akan mengubah dunia. (John was born a few monts before Jesus. He was the son of one of Mary’s relatives. When he grew up, God  gave him a special job to do. He was to tell people to get ready for Jesus. Because Jesus was going to change the world.)

Yohanes tinggal di padang gurun dan memakai baju dari bulu unta yang kasar. Ia makan belalang dan madu hutan. “Bertobatlah kepada Allah atas semua dosa yang telah kalian perbuat”, kata Yohanes. “Tolonglah orang yang membutuhkan. Bagilah segala sesuatu yang kalian punya kepada orang yang tidak punya”. (John lived in the desert and wore cllothes of scratchy camel hair. He ate locusts and sticky honey from the wild bees. “Say sorry to God for all the bad things you have done”, John said. “Help people who need it. Share what you have with people who have nothing”.)

Orang – orang yang ingin bertobat kepada Allah dibaptis oleh Yohanes di Sungai Yordan. Suatu hari, Yesus minta dibaptis. Roh Kudus turun dari surga seperti burung merpati. Terdengar Suara dari surga, “Inilah Anak-Ku yang Kukasihi”. Yohanes meluap gembira, akhirnya Yesus ada bersamanya. (People who wanted to sorry to God were baptized by John in the River Jordan. One day Jesus asked to be baptized. The Holy Spirit came down from heaven like a dove and a voice spoke from heaven: “This is my own dear Son”. John was very excited, Jesus was here al last.)   

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