Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tempted, it's enough

Mark 1:12-13
At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, 13and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

It would be easy to fill in the blanks here with what we know of this time from the other Gospel accounts. There is so much to ponder in those details, about Jesus and the nature of evil. Peterson has some wonderful thoughts in The Jesus Way on just those points.

But I'm trying to hear Mark and he gives such a brief account. Can this be enough?

Jesus was tempted by Satan.

I'm tempted.

In the wilderness

The city isn't tame

Angels attended him

Will I notice them here with us?

Maybe with too much detail I miss the connections.

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