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When Jesus fasted long ago
Alone, in the wilderness
His thoughts for John overcome His own
When news came of his sentence
Angel ministrants had come to Him
To comfort Him in His weakened state
But,  filled with compassion in His bosom
He knew John the Baptist’s needs could not wait
Pondering the weakened state of Jesus after fasting forty days and nights and having been tempted of Satan.  I can not comprehend how He was still alive!

Jesus sent angels to minister to John the Baptist. (compare Matthew 4: 11)

  11 And now Jesus knew that John was cast into prison, and he sent angels, and, behold, they came and ministered unto him (John).

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