Immediately, having been baptized by John, Jesus is driven by a Dove to the Wilderness. Still dripping with His Father’s voice the Beloved One finds Himself among the beasts of the earth. This is no Eden. Everything is against Him; the ground, the animals, the devil. Only the Angels minister to Him, and this at the conclusion of His temptations.
Where the Word of God is there is Jesus. He is the Word made flesh, the Word dwelling among us, even today, even now. The Word is a powerful Word. He is the Word with authority, authority to bring things into existence and authority to cast things out. He is the Word with authority to rebuke illness and authority to cleanse the unclean. He is the Word that works wonders and gives rest. He is the Word of God for the world, for us, for you.