The supernatural crossing of the River Jordan by Joshua and the Israelites is one of the many water-related miracles described in the Bible. It was a sign of God’s power and a confirmation of Joshua’s authority. It also explains why the Jordan is considered such a special river.
The Mystery of Baptism
In early January each year, the Church celebrates the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This day honours the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by St John the Baptist. The feast concludes the Christmas season and invites the faithful to reflect on the Sacrament of Baptism.