This is the first Sunday in Lent, which began last Wednesday on Ash Wednesday. The Christian Church around the world uses this time to reflect upon the reason why Jesus was sent to this world in the first place. It’s because of sin–the sin of each and every person, including yours and mine. God could have simply damned everything and everyone, but He didn’t. He did the hard work of suffering and dying for you and for me, and for anyone who would repent.
Psalm 32:6 says, Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to You at a time when you may be found. God gives humans an opportunity, time, and place when He allows Himself to “be found” by His people. God’s not playing hide-and-seek with humanity. He’s ALWAYS available. He WANTS to be found!
The First Sunday in Lent is always about the Temptation of Jesus. Where we fail Jesus succeeded in our place as our substitute. We’re still on a journey through this wilderness called life. We will succumb to temptations, yet God the Father has done the hard word for you.
Readings: Genesis 3:1-21, Psalm 32:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11
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