Jesus didn’t go to the desert.No, he didn’t wake up one day, took his planner and said, “Hmmm, what should I do today? Oh yeah. Maybe a field trip to the desert would be great.”
If you read scriptures, you would realize that he was actually “driven”, “ushered”, “led” to go there by the Holy Spirit.
“And at once the Spirit drove him into the desert” (Mark 1:12)
Why would God bring His Son to the desert? The answer is simple: Because it was necessary.
It was necessary for him to feel weak so he can find his strength in God the Father alone.
It was necessary for him to feel hungry so he will realize that the Father is all He needs.
It was necessary for him to feel vulnerable so he will trust in the Father alone.
It was necessary for him to be tempted with power and glory so that he can find power only in His weakness and find glory only in doing His father’s will.
Sometimes, God does the same thing with us. He leads us to the “desert”.
Where in our weakness, we can find strength in Him alone.
Where in our vulnerability, we can receive his protection.
Where in our nothingness, He can be our all!
After forty days in the desert, Jesus came out stronger and more ready to do the mission entrusted to Him.
God might be doing the same thing with you!