Joshua 1:11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.
“Are We There Yet? I’m not sure of this, but I imagine that every parent, in every country, on every continent which God created, who has ever traveled with children has heard those famous words. I remember taking a group of teens on a trip to Tennessee. Our Youth Pastor, Mike would always answer that question with; “15 more minutes.” I asked him, “don’t you feel like you’re lying to them?” He said; “no, I didn’t say we’d be there in 15 minutes, just in 15 minutes I’ll answer that question again.” Many of the teens had fallen asleep when we stopped early in the morning at a grocery store. When we got out of the van one teen said; “Are we there yet?” Mike said, “yup, we’re here.” Still half asleep when we got into the store she said, “Pastor Mike, are we sleeping in a grocery store this week?” We all laughed.
After forty years of wandering around in the desert, hearing of this future home, coming close to it several times but never going in, I am pretty sure someone at some time had to have asked, “Are We There Yet?” What a joy for Joshua to finally tell them, eat up folks, we have arrived. The day has come when you will get to see what God has been promising all along. The promised land. There were still some obstacles to overcome like the rushing Jordan River and the people who lived there now. However, they had come to believed God would see them thought any problems they might face. We Have Arrived!
God has told the saints of a promised land. A home in heaven someday. There are obstacles we may face before we enter in. However, we’ve come to believe that God will see us thought any problem we may face. One day we’ll say; “We Have Arrived!”
Will you trust God until then?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director