Joshua – Passing of the Guard?

It was strange the other day – I was reading Joshua 1 a few days ago and it felt more personal than usual.  There is the passing of the guard – from Moses to Joshua.  God is talking directly with Joshua – kinda of encouraging as he takes the leadership role that Moses had.  Some wonderful words are in this passage: Be strong and courageous – I think there’s a song that goes – be strong and courageous and do not be afraid the lord goes with you each and every day.

For me this passage became more personal as my dad recently passed away.  As I read this passage it was like something was passing from my father to me.  I’m not leading a people across the Jordan river – but something has changed.  It’s going to take a lot of prayer and reflection to replace that voice of wisdom in my life – something is missing.  Maybe that’s why this car search going on is harder – as I don’t have him to lean on for advice and support.

Categories: Remembering

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