Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mount of Temptation

Weeks ago we visited southern Israel. One of our activities was hiking up the Mount of Temptation, known for Jesus' forty day fast in the wilderness. 

The "wilderness" spoken of in the Bible

After climbing these hills, we sat down and read the account of Jesus' fast in the wilderness. You may recall that satan comes to tempt Jesus. At one point he says, "If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread." Suddenly, this story made sense. I picked up some of the stones I was sitting near and held them in my hand. I looked to my side and saw a whole field of bread sized rocks. Satan's temptation somehow now seemed so much more real.


  1. Despite the barren appearance of the land, what a beautiful sight that is. We were wondering how your weather is now. Has it been warming up yet? Thanks for the post! :-) Love you!

  2. What an incredible scene to see and contemplate so much in.