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Matthew 4:1-11: Bread and Stone

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ivan Kramskoy: Christ in the Desert

Ivan Kramskoy: Christ in the Desert

Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was

ready to give it. Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. (Mathew 4:1-2)

We ought not be surprised when conflict or doubt settle into our lives. When our brother Jesus experienced great temptation he turns to God. Why should not we?

Today we consider our options when we are confronted by great obstacles and great challenges. For more on how Jesus handled temptation, visit The Temptations page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/the-temptations/

To learn more about this painting, click on the image. To suggest other images we might enjoy seeing, enter the painter and the name of the work as a the comment to this post.

Over the next few weeks we will be away from easy internet access but we will be pausing to read scripture and to pray and reflect at noon, keeping those in The Noontime Circle in mid-day prayer. You may want to click on the Connecting at Noon page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/connecting-at-noon/ Or you may want to follow a series of brief posts that begins today, inspired by paintings of the life of Jesus Christ  that can be found at: http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_family.htm In these posts, we will have the opportunity to reflect on a scripture verse and an artist’s rendition of that event. Wishing you grace and love and peace in Christ Jesus.

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