I love the Gospel of Mark. He’s in such a hurry. In four short verses we get the baptism of Jesus AND the 40 days in the wilderness.
Here is a lesson I was meditating on this morning in prayer.
We like to camp on the glory. The heavens tearing open, the Holy Spirit descending, and the voice of God booming in are all heady things. Incredible stuff.
But right after that, the Lord is driven into the wilderness by that same Spirit. Forty days of battle ensued.
This is what stuck with me in prayer: We want to camp on what we consider “glory” but we could miss the move of the Holy Spirit in the wilderness. Do not get depressed by the wilderness. Look for the activity of the Spirit. He is there.