Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13, 2011 - First Sunday of Lent


A reading from the Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11

At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him,  “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He said in reply, “It is written: One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.”

Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,  and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down.  For it is written:  He will command his angels concerning you and with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Jesus answered him, “Again it is written,  You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”  Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and he said to him, "All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.” At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan!  It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.”

Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

My Brother 

This weekend I was blessed with a visit from my brother and his family.  He is 1 1/2 yrs younger than and so we grew-up like best friends.  I got to spend a lot of time with my sister-in-law, and that was very nice.  They have 2 young boys who are amazing.  I'm so proud of my brother for being a strong man of faith and family. 

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  1. How joyful to spend time together, to care for and serve family members. It's nice to connect with you once again via A Pause in Lent.

  2. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back?
    thank you :)

  3. beautiful family - thanks for the reading!

  4. Newest follower from the Let's Get Social Sunday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:


  5. This is lovely! I look forward to reading more of you in Lent!

  6. HI YOli....I'm really close with my sister so I know how great it must be to spend time with your brother. And the boys....gorgeous

  7. I love hearing about young families who have the Lord in their life.
    God Bless,

  8. Thank you for the reading and for the glimpse of more of your lovely family, Yoli! Have a blessed Lent.

  9. Ahhh, thank you for sharing your sweet family - what lovely memories you have from that day. And thank you for the encouraging Bible verses - what a blessing to see Jesus' wonderful example for us. Have a blessed week, full of new family memories as you remember Lent and look for ways to share it with those sweet kids. :)

  10. Thank you for sharing the scripture and your brother and his family with us, Yoli. It's great you have this special relationship with them.

  11. Love the scripture you chose, and glad you had a nice visit! Following from Relax and Surf Sunday.