The wilderness

Read Psalm 23. The wilderness is an isolated, dry, trackless place. When you are led there by the Spirit, you don’t know where you are coming from or where you are going. You are separated from normal routines and familiar faces. Your habitual entertainments and diversions and pleasures are inaccessible. Read more…

Led by the Spirit

Read Luke 4:1-13. Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. (Luke 4:1) I have long found the particular temptations Jesus went through in the wilderness in preparation for his ministry to be puzzling and difficult to empathize with. Read more…