After 40 years in the wilderness, the children of Israel were about to enter the promised land. They were standing on one side of the Jordan river, bisecting the land of Caanan, and about to apply a divide and conquer tactic, but one thing stood in their way—the body of water.
Joshua was about to lead the children of Israel through the Jordan river on dry ground, just like Moses had done with the Red Sea some 40 years earlier, but God had further instructions this time around.
First, they were to make sure that they built an altar for remembrance when they got to the other side. This altar was to be built out of stones that were taken out of the Jordan river. Out of each tribe a man would be chosen to take a stone.
This would be the last time that God would part the waters for the children of Israel on this journey. This was a big event, and God wanted them to remember it. He wanted them to remember the big miracles, because people have a tendency to overlook the small ones.
What big miracles has God done in your life? More importantly, what small ones has He done that you’ve overlooked?