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In the desert, there’s no one around to tell you who you’re supposed to be. Who you’re related to is inconsequential when there’s no one to impress. In the end, we are who we are to God; nothing more and nothing less. As we begin our slow march to the Cross and the Empty Tomb of Jesus, this message lays bare the illusions of who we’re ‘supposed to be,’ and makes room for who we’re called to be in Christ Jesus…
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. ~ Luke 4:1-2a
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.