You may remember the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea on dry ground. If not, take a minute and read about in Exodus 14:10-31. After this miraculous crossing, these same Israelites saw God move in many ways, but because of a lack of faith, they all died before they could enter into the promised land, the land that God was giving his people.
A new generation was prepared to go wherever God sent them. First step, cross the Jordan River. Now, check out the following:
"He said to the Israelites, "In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them, 'Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.' For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.""
Do you see what God did? The very same thing he did at the Red Sea, he did at the Jordan River. Why? So that a new generation would know that he is the same yesterday, today and forever.
What does that mean to me? That God, who did everything the Bible says he did, can do the same thing for me today. That God, who carried my great-grandparents through the Great Depression, will carry me through this year and next.
He's the same. Yesterday. Today. Forever.