Wednesday, April 7

Way-maker

Scripture: Joshua 3-4, Romans 10

Joshua 3:5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

Joshua 4:22–24 ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 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. 24 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.”

Observation

What amazing thing did the Lord do for Israel?  He stopped the flow of the Jordan River during flood stage so they could cross on dry ground into the Promised Land.  There was no bridge, no way across—but the Lord made a way.  The river was the obstacle keeping them out and the Lord made a way through it.

This miracle was a bookend to the miracle of the Exodus.  There was an obstacle keeping them in slavery: the Red Sea.  Pharaoh had them pinned against the Red Sea and was sure to capture and return them to slavery.  Then God did an amazing thing.  God split the sea and led them through on dry ground out of Egypt.  The sea was the obstacle keeping them in slavery, but the Lord made a way through it. 

 

Application

One of our worship songs says that Jesus is the Way-maker.  Jesus said that He is the way to God.  He is the way out of our slavery to sin and the way into an abundant life with God.  

Is there an obstacle in your life keeping you trapped?  Come to Jesus and let Him be the way out.  

Is there an obstacle keeping you from entering into God’s best for you, God’s promises?  Come to Jesus and let Him be the way in.  

No obstacle is too much for Him—not the Red Sea, not the Jordan River, and not whatever obstacle you’re facing.  He is the Way-maker.  Let Him make a way for you.  He can do “amazing things.”  Trust Him.

Prayer: Lord, I’m bringing my obstacles to You today, and rather than staying stuck, or trying to find a way around them on my own, I’m trusting You to make a way through them!