The Joy of Lent

So, in the midst of our “shut-in” life, we put our hope for peace and joy in what God wants for us and did accomplished for us in the death and resurrection of our precious Lord Jesus Christ. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will always bless us and comfort us with loving presence.

Sunday’s Scripture

Mark 1:9-15

John Baptizes Jesus   At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 10 As Jesus came out of the water, he saw heaven split open and the Spirit coming down to him as a dove. 11 A voice from heaven said, “You are my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you.”

Satan Tempts Jesus   12 At once the Spirit brought him into the desert, 13 where he was tempted by Satan for 40 days. He was there with the wild animals, and the angels took care of him.

Calling of the First Disciples   14 After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and told people the Good News of God. 15 He said, “The time has come, and God’s kingdom is near. Change the way you think and act, and believe the Good News.”