There once lived a man called Zacharias with his wife, Elizabeth. They were good people and very happy together. The only thing that made them sad was that they had no children!
God loved this beautiful couple so one day he sent his angel to them. The angel told them that God would soon give them a son, and they should name him John.
And soon, the miracle happened! The couple was blessed with a beautiful baby boy.
When John was older, he moved to the desert and began to live there. He may have looked like an odd character – wearing clothes made of camel hair and eating locust – but his heart was in the right place.
John spent his time baptizing people in the Jordon River. He also taught people to confess their sins and ask God for forgiveness.
One day, Jesus came to John and asked to be baptized. But soon the holy-spirit engulfed Jesus and God spoke from heaven “This is my son, and I love him.”
John fell to knees and cried tears of joy because finally the son God was here!