After his baptism, Jesus is led out into the wilderness where he is tempted for 40 days. During this time the tempter, the devil, offers Jesus a variety of things, all in return for abandoning his faithfulness to God.
This passage speaks to us in many ways. There are times when we are tempted to stray from what we know is right and good for us. There are times when we struggle to keep true to what we know is life-giving. There are times we falter and fall.
And it is during this times that we are reminded that the God who loves us is the same God who walks with us, even when we fall to the temptations that surround us.
Today, spend some time in confession, reflecting on the ways you have faltered in the past, and then listing for the word of forgiveness that God wants to share with you.