Twelve power-packed verses take us to the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. First, his baptism in the Jordan where Jesus “links arms” with our Jewish ancestors remembering how they marched to freedom through the Red Sea. Second, a time when Jesus was all alone with temptations coming against him in the desert; he trusts only in God, his Father. Third, the meeting of the first disciples as they leave their fishing nets to fish for people.
Jesus wants to spend today and every day with you as you become more and more his dearest friend. Being Jesus’ friend is so wonderful! Think about Jesus being with you and His Spirit inside you. God’s got great plans for you!
All day today, know that God is saying to you: ““You are my dearly loved child, and you bring me great joy!”
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In this year B in the three-year cycle, we read the Gospel of Mark.
In the season Epiphany, we read the first three chapters.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick