Yardenit Baptismal Site is located along the Jordan River in the Galilee region of Northern Israel. We read from the Gospel of Matthew 3:13…17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
Yardenit is a very popular tourist destination especially for Christian pilgrims who are spiritually moved by the opportunity to be immersed in the same river and/or simply be immersed in the atmosphere of the presence of the Lord’s Baptism. The site has accommodations for tourists to be baptized in the same River Jordan such as was Jesus 2 millennia ago. Tours groups enjoy the tranquil setting by having prayer, scriptural reading, and personal time for meditation/reflection upon the historical meaning of such a place. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus is such a unique experience in which thousands of words cannot fully capture. It is at such a place as Yardenit Baptismal Site that we can be literally transported back in time and relive the moments of God’s wonderful plan for salvation.
We at USA Israel Tours invite you to please join us here in Israel. It is here in the Homeland of Jesus that the Bible comes Alive! Come and experience Israel: we wait for you.