Saturday, March 04, 2006

MARK 1: 9-15, "LED INTO THE DESERT"

At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God's Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: "You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life."

At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.

After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: "Time's up! God's kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message."


4 comments:

rev. todd said...

that is an awesome picture, where did you find it?

St.Phransus said...

go to www.textweek.com and check out the "art section". i use pics like these all the time for alt.worship.

may the lord bless you and keep you,
jonathon

the reverend mommy said...

Actually the greek here is more like "driven against his will with pitchforks" instead of led.

Violent action. Different than the other synoptics.

St.Phransus said...

interesting since the spirit does this. that makes it an interesting predicament, doesn't it? somethint to dance around in the mind with. thanks rev. mom.

shalom,
j.