Monthly Archives: January 2016

Passing Over: A New Season Has Begun

468771_3557758673366_449269616_oAll of us able to read this narrative have passed over; we have exited the year 2015 and have been translated into 2016. On one level, passing from one year into another, nothing miraculous happens. One day closes and another begins. Yet there is also a type of newness and resoluteness that can hover in the air. This often comes in the form of vowing for change, betterment, resolve, and deeper spirituality. Even within a year there are moments and things we pass over, go through, and experience. The People of God in Joshua 3:16-17 crossed over the Jordan River: “…The waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. 17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.” Read the rest of this entry