Season of the Church Year: Lent (Liturgical Color: Purple)
Story in Scripture: Matthew 4: 1-11
Throughout the Season on Lent, these Family Pages will consist of sharing the short story lesson that your child participated in, as well as the image that was used to convey the meaning of this day of preparation. Please hold on to all of the Lent summaries so that you can reflect on them again and again as we prepare for Easter and Jesus’ resurrection.
Jesus went into the desert to discover more about who he was and what his work was going to be. He was there for forty days and forty nights. There was little to drink. One day, he heard a voice from Satan. It said, ’Why don’t you turn one of those stones over there into bread and have something to eat?’ Jesus shook his head and said, ‘No, it is written in scripture that we need more than just bread to eat.’ Satan tried to tempt Jesus in many other ways, but each time, Jesus remembered God’s story and the lessons of scripture. He never believed the things that Satan said. Finally, the voice went away. Jesus went back across the River Jordan and began to do his work.”