We are claimed in the wilderness
by Joy McDonald Coltvet
And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. Mark 1:11-12
Jesus is baptized and named the Beloved and then is immediately driven to the wilderness.
Comforting or disturbing, this is life. From one moment to the next, we are celebrating a wedding, then grieving a loved one not present. We are feeling calm, cool, and collected, and then are thrown off balance by a horrible news report. We are bathing in the refreshing waters of baptism, then all of a sudden are driven out into the wilderness. MORE ›
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Jesus is baptized and named the Beloved and then is immediately driven to the wilderness. Comforting or disturbing, this is life. Transition and grief happen, but God still shows up. MORE ›
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