"lent 4, 2015: temptation"
mixed media collage (tissue paper, acrylic paint, wallpaper glue, gel medium, plastic snake) on stretched canvas
gregory a. milinovich
as our lenten series at church continues - we are taking a "journey to hope" - we stopped yesterday to consider the temptations which assail us on our journey. if we are truly aiming to walk with God, to move further up and deeper into God's incredible love, then temptations are like detours which derail and deter us from the path. and sometimes, when we get going down the wrong path, we think we can handle it ourselves. we think we can fix it, or get back on track by our own strength or will power. but we can't. God is not some last resort for us to call on when every other option has been exhausted.
so the question for us this week is this: what temptations are luring us from the path we really want to be on? and can we follow Jesus' example from Gethsemane, turning to God in honest and courageous prayer, admitting what we really want, but ultimately trusting in our Papa to know what is best for us?