“And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host; And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore. And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people. And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee” (Joshua 3:1-7)
Today’s Morsel: Israel passing over the Jordan River not only shows us that their time in the wilderness was over, but it also shows us that God was about to do a new thing and fulfill His promises to them. We are about to enter a new year. It is a passing over from one year to another year. Maybe you have felt as though you have been in the wilderness like Israel for a long time and it’s your time to pass over. I believe you are going to pass over the hurts from times past. I believe you are going to pass over the sickness that you have been carrying. I believe you are going to now pass over into the promises that God made to you years ago. So, keep your eyes on the Ark, because you have not passed this way before.
Sing: Jesus! Jesus! You know what’s best for me. Lead on, Jesus! I’ll go wherever You lead.
Thought For Today: What awaits You on the other side?