Walking (5)

Missing AttachmentThe Israelites were excited! Finally they were ready to walk across the Jordan River and go into the land that God had promised to them. Verse 15 of our Bible Reading tells us at that time of 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 tells us that when the priests stepped into the water, “…the water stopped flowing. The water filled behind that place like a dam.” Then all the Israelites walked across the Jordan River on dry land. This was a miracle – something that could only be done with God’s power.
God showed the Israelites that He was with them by helping them walk across the river. Everyday God shows us that He is with us. He provides sunshine and rain for us. God helps us work at our jobs so we can have a place to live and food to eat. Most important, God sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. That is how we know that God loves us and is with us!