Walking (5)

The Israelites were excited! Finally they were ready to walk across the Jordan River and go into the land that God had promised them. Verse 15 of our Bible Reading tells us at that time of the year, the Jordan River was overflowing its banks. Joshua told the people that God would prove to them that He was truly with them. How? God would help them cross the river.
The priests carrying the Box of the Agreement stopped at the edge of the river. Verse 16 says that when they stepped into the water, “…the water stopped flowing and piled up like a wall.” Then all the Israelites walked across the Jordan River on dry land. This was a miracle — something that could only be done by God’s power.
God showed the Israelites that He was with them by helping them walk across the river. Every day God shows us that He is with us. He gives us sunshine, rain, a place to live and food to eat. And, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for us. That is how we know God loves us and is with us!