Your Own Jericho
A few weeks ago, as I joined my church family in singing our praises to God, we lifted the words from the song "Do It Again" - "Walking around these walls I thought by now they'd fall." As we sang, our Pastor of Worship, Josh, reminded us of the story of the Israelites walking around Jericho waiting for God to bring the city walls down.
As he did, I began to imagine the thoughts of the ordinary Israelite walking day after day around the same walls. I imagine he began with eager anticipation . . .
"Wow! This is exciting! God's going to tear this down!"
"Eli, I can't wait to see this! This is so cool!"
About day three, he grew a bit weary.
"Man, can't those priests play a new trumpet tune?"
"My feet hurt."
By day six, he really begins to question.
"I know Joshua said seven days; but come on, this is getting old!"
"Why couldn't Almighty God just take care of this on day one or day two even?"
Today you may be walking around your own Jericho. What day is it? Day two? Day four? Day six and a half? Let me encourage you or spur you - whichever is needed - with two words.
Day seven is coming. If you watch and listen, you will know that God is with you. You see, He not only tears walls down, He walks with us around them.
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