"While all of Israel crossed over on dry ground, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord remained motionless on dry ground in the bed of the Jordan until the whole nation had completed the passage."
Isn't this the most wonderful image? The priests, carrying the Ark, step into the river and the river stops. The priests proceed into the middle of the river bed and the people of Israel pass by on the dry ground, until all are on the other side. So, God, in essence, goes before them, paving the way for them, then waits until they are all safely passed over. Incredible. Think of this each time we tackle a new adventure! Think of God going before us, clearing the way for us to embark safely. Think of passing by God, as God holds back any fearful obstacles. Think of God showing that much care and concern for us and our new adventures! Maybe we are not taking on a big, new adventure at this time, but really, every day is an adventure, isn't it? And, God goes before us. God may be teaching us how to go around obstacles, by allowing them to get in our way, but God is still there in our midst, cheering us on. Love, heidi