Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Israelites had been wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. They had the Promised Land in sight but there was one problem: the Jordan River lay in their path. It was flooding season, and the waters were deep and turbulent. They most certainly felt anxious as they looked out over the swollen river and also considered the fortified cities that surrounded them. The Israelites had a spiritual mountain to overcome; they needed to pass through troubled waters. Even as we approach a momentous occasion, we are often faced with troubled waters.
Joshua gave the Israelites an encouraging word from God.
Then Joshua addressed the people: “Sanctify yourselves. Tomorrow God will work miracle-wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5
God did not make the rivers subside, but he gave Joshua a set of orders that he passed on to the rest of the camp.
Let’s focus our attention on the one who can move mountains.