Drenched by Jordan’s buoyant power, confirmed by dove’s anointing perch, conformed to Heaven’s sundering plow, bewildering days now beckon.
Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, off to the famishing wilds now tread.
To face the full force of the Tempter’s enticements: Can the river’s wet mark endure wilderness heat?
Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, pondering stones transformed into bread.
Ascending the mountain, its vistas of power, relentless domain and virulent reign.
Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, allured by the promise of royal-crowned head.
To piety’s palace, the temple’s high peak, fame could gotten by magical feat.
Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, with majesty, regency, glory now wed.
Yet the Tempter’s allure, the Confuser’s bright lie, failed to temper that wandering pilgrim’s reply.
Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, the wilderness welcomes us all.
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. Inspired by Luke 4:1-13.