I'm sorry, I don't know why these pictures flipped.
The Jordan River is the border between Israel and Jordan. So while we were sitting on one side of the river in Jordan, we looked over the other side and saw people sitting in Israel. You can see the Israeli flag flying in the background.
One of my favorite parts of the whole Jordan trip was the Jordan River - where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. It just amazes me how perfectly law-abiding Jesus was. He was so perfect, but knew he had to be baptized to abide by the laws. He was perfectly obedient in every way. That is such a great lesson for us all. Even when we don't understand the importance of certain commandments, we must follow the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be perfectly obedient.
It was amazing to be in that very river where Christ was baptized. What an amazing event, to have Christ there being baptized by John the baptist who Jesus said was one of the best prophets ever. Baptism is such an important step, it took me back to my baptism. I am so grateful for the decision I made to enter into covenants with him and enjoy the blessings of the gospel.