Pastor Ruth reminds us that when we are in the wilderness God will be there to comfort us and to bring us through. The reading today focuses on Jesus time in the wilderness where he relied on God to resist the temptations of Satan.
Reading: Mark 1:9-15
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. Mark 1:12-13 (NRSV)