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  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox

Crossing Over: Crossing Over

When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho. While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan. ~ Joshua 3:14-17

In the midst of the chaos is dry land.

As promised.

The waters are still there. Chaos is still there. But life is still there.

The waters will return. Chaos will return.

And life is still there.

Crossing the Jordan didn't mean that the problems were over for the Israelites. In many ways they were just beginning.

Much of that, of course, by their own doing.

Chaos would catch up with them.

But the Living God did remain present. Does remain present. Will continue to remains present.

Holding the waters back, offering dry land, and continuing the guide.

  • When have you felt God's presence in the midst of chaos?

  • What are the ways in which you contributed to the chaos in your life?

  • How do you connect with God's presence on a daily basis?

Hold the waters back, Lord, and guide me to dry land. Amen

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