Imagine you were one of the women followers of Jesus during his three-year ministry on earth. What would it be like as your heard his teachings, walked by his side, and watched his ministry?
Tonight I write to you with mixed emotions. Though I was planning to spend time at the Jordan River to learn more from Jesus, he left all of us today. His departure seemed rather sudden, but he said he must go out to the desert for a while. Many wanted to follow him, but he said he must go alone. It is a dangerous place to go alone with no weapons to defend yourself from wild animals. When I told him to be careful in the desert, He told me not to worry, his Father and the heavenly angels will guard him. The way he spoke about the Father was as if he personally knew him.
I wasn’t sure how to address Jesus. It felt disrespectful to call him by his name, so I called him “Teacher.” I keep pondering the name that John the Baptist called him - the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. Why would he call such a bold man a lamb? And how will he take away the sins of the world? It all seems so mysterious. I sense that I am a part of something that will change my life and possibly the lives of our people forever. I truly hope I can get more time to be with him.
Many are returning home today. I am amazed that some seem so disinterested to learn more about Jesus.
Are they really going to return home and go about their daily life as if they never met Jesus? We heard the voice of God! Surely this should have an impact on our lives.
Some fishermen invited me to go with them to Galilee to help them mend and clean their nets. I decided to go with them in hopes that Jesus will come to this place after he leaves the desert. Though I was sad to see Jesus go, my heart is full of anticipation that he will return and I can be with him again.
If there is any way that you can join me, please come.
your big sister
Today’s Bible Reading: Mark 1:12-13, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13