On March 5, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 4:1-11.
Forty days and forty nights. Forty years wandering in the wilderness. Forty is a number we see over and over again throughout the Scriptures, and it’s a number that emerges again this first Sunday in the forty-day Lenten season. We often believe that when we are going through trials and temptations that God is punishing us for something or that God has turned away from us, but we learn that even Jesus faced temptations and trials. There are different kinds of temptations for each of us, but just because we face trails in life does not mean that we’re being punished or that God has abandoned us. Even in these most difficult days, like Jesus, we too can be led by the Spirit.