Good News

The wilderness is not without good news. In fact, it’s a place of glorious news. As Mark begins his account of Jesus, he makes it abundantly clear that the wilderness was the place God where chose to begin unfolding the good news story.

And what exactly is the good news? It is that God has come to save His people. They may have forgotten Him, but He has not forgotten them! They may have brought a wilderness of trouble, problems and misery upon themselves, bruising the heart of God and others in the process, but He still seeks them because that’s who He is. He regards the loss of anyone as a diminishment to Himself.

This is why Jesus weeps outside Jerusalem. It is why the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep. And it is why when God was creating the world, He pushed up a little hill called Calvary where He knew His heart would one day be broken. 

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16). 

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