Why does the Spirit drive Jesus into the Desert? To meet us where we are. We are in the desert because through temptations and the fall, we left the Garden of Eden, to find ourselves in the desert fighting the effects of temptation, sin which brings suffering and death. Jesus enters our humanity to bring us back to the promised land the Garden, and through us, our work as gardeners, to make the desert bloom and bring us back to the Garden. But know that this life is a struggle, but God promised to always be with us, like the rainbow in the storm, so that we may grow closer to Him and through our suffering, storms, be made holy.