I often feel like I’m in the wilderness. Whether it’s the chaos of jobs and family and life, it seems like everything and everyone is vying for attention, and sometimes I’m never sure which way I’m supposed to turn and focus on any given day. Jesus spent time in the wilderness, praying and seeking clarity on the commission he had just been given.
We’re in the wilderness.
The good news is that we’re not alone. Jesus is with us. We’re here with a bunch of other churches and faith communities. And we’re all searching for a new way to be the church in this current world and climate.
The hard news is that this is hard. It’s not just hard to be here in the wilderness but to also see the way out, to keep up our stamina and our focus.
For the next six weeks, we’re going to spend some time in the wilderness with Jesus. We’re going to look at some different things the wilderness calls for, some of what we’ll experience while we’re here, and what we can look forward to when our time in the wilderness ends.
Because we’re not alone.
Christ is with us.
The Spirit will guide us.
God will supply us.