Short & Sweet: Cross Over by Mary Kane

Nourishment and refreshment for your soul.

Nourishment and refreshment for your soul.

“45 Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, 46 and he said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.”  

Deuteronomy 32:45-47

Cross over. In the Hebrew, cross over transliterates as `abar, which means to pass through, to march over, to pass beyond, to pass over. The term Hebrew actually descends from the word `abar. The Hebrew people were those who crossed over.  Following the Ark of the Covenant, the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan to the Land of Promise.

Similarly, as believers, we are continuously called to cross over to our Promised Land. The cross of Jesus enables us to cross over.  At the foot of the cross, we leave the darkness and cross over into the light.  We leave self and cross over to Savior. We leave sin and cross over to righteousness. We leave hopelessness and cross over to purpose.

Action Points:

  1. How is God calling you to cross over?
  2. Is there a Jordan River standing between you and your Promised Land? If yes, how can you take a step of faith today and cross over?
  3. Thank God for everything He has empowered you to leave behind because you crossed over to follow Him.

Life is sweet.