“He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
In the book of Joshua, the people of Israel cross into the land which the Lord had promised to them decades before. After crossing through the Jordan River, they built an alter using stones from the middle of the river. These stones were to be markers for futures generations and serves as a testimony to work of the Lord. Joshua said, “…tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
This past month, it has been my pleasure to take part in two ministry opportunities. The youth went on a regional mission trip and the children took part in VBS. The thrust of both events called each to remember the mighty work of the Lord. Through exploration of biblical text, those present encountered a God who was powerful.
As I reflect on the teaching these past few months and on the scripture in Joshua, I am reminded that I must speak and live in such a way that I am a testimony to the mighty hand of the Lord. Brother and sisters, let each of us live in such a way that all may know Him who is might to save!