Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Joshua Sends Spies into Jericho

A couple of the girls came down the stairs tonight saying that they were spying on everyone. I chuckled and said "why are you spying on everyone?" I got a mix of Ms Barry said to and something about Joshua. In further investigation I learned that they went looking for spies tonight in FaithWeaver Friends during their lesson on Joshua.

"I spy with my little eyes something...."

One of my favorite games to play with kids is I Spy. I played this with one of my friends a few years ago. At the time she was just two years old. She started spying things that weren't really there. I soon teased and she looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said so sweetly, "Miss Bekah, you just need a little faith and you would be able to see it." Isn't that so true in our own lives though? Sometimes we just need a little bit more faith and we would be able to see God's hands at work. Their are a lot of examples out of the Bible that I could use. Noah who built an ark without knowing what that much rain looked like. Abraham who picked it all up and walked away from what was normal because God told him to. Or Moses who put his staff into the water not knowing what God was going to do but trusting Him and having faith in Him because He had never let him down in the past. But Joshua is another person who had a lot of faith. He sent spies into land of Jericho. He obeyed God and knew that He would take care of them and give them the land that He promised. Because God is faithful He provided Rahab who was faithful in what she was told to. Read teh story to find out what happens: Joshua 2:1-24.

Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Something to remember as we journey with Jesus:

Jesus makes time for you. You can pray any time, anywhere.

Jesus tells you the truth. Here’s something Jesus said you can trust: he loved you enough to die in your place. That’s good news!

Jesus forgives you. If you ask for forgiveness, Jesus will forgive you.

Jesus sticks with you—no matter what. Jesus knows you—all about you—and he loves you. You won’t find a more faithful friend.

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