The Point of No Return

John Koedyker

READ : Joshua 3:1-17

The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by . . . on dry ground. (v. 17 NIV)

You may remember the first moon walk. As Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the surface of the moon he uttered words that will never be forgotten: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Landing on the moon truly was a giant leap. But the steps the people of Israel made across the Jordan River into the Promised Land were also huge. Not only did it take courage to step into the river, but crossing the Jordan meant there was no going back. They were committed. They would have to face the enemy head on.

All of us have to make important decisions in life. Some of those decisions set the course of our future lives. The future is always uncertain. But like the people of Israel, once the decision is made, we’ve got to stick with it. When we have prayed and sought God’s will in important matters, there is nothing to do but go ahead and trust God. As we consecrate ourselves to him, we can have confidence that “the Lord will do amazing things” among us (v. 5).


Lord, as I follow you, please do amazing things in my life.