The boy looked up at his mother
“Now what, there is a huge river ahead"
“I know son, let’s pray.” she said
“It’s obvious isn't it, we can’t cross.
So now give up once and for all and and let’s turn back.” He said
“Let not barriers stand in our way son,
We need to stand up in faith.” His mother replied.
"The scriptures say we need to move forward son not backwards. If it’s his will he will provide the way” the mother said in a quite a matter of fact way.
“Mum you and your scriptures! It’s not a map for heaven sakes it’s just some ancient stuff,”! Exasperated he cried.
Not losing her cool, she replied.|"Let’s wait till dusk and then we will pray after that I will do as you say.
She quoted CJB Isaiah 55:8
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,” says Adonai.
As she bent her head her eyes caught something white shining in the water
“Look son there are white stones under the water big enough for us to walk across over,” she exclaimed
“It too dangerous mum who knows what lies ahead as we get deeper,” he cried
“Let’s try again in the morning for now we need to find a place to rest”. She said.
Next day as they were reaching the river
They found elephants bathing in the river
"It’s not deep after all.” The boy shouted excitedly
Let’s follow the stones mum we will reach the other side, he said beaming with happiness.
Holding hands and gently placing their feet on each slippery stone they made it to the other side.
“Mum look there up in the mountains, it’s the old monk’s school we were looking for
I can’t believe we made it, it was right here across the Jordan!”
Thank you mum for your faith, I will never doubt the scriptures again.
Yes son, all you need to do is trust Adonai, the scripture says Jeremiah 29:11-12 (CJB)
For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says ADONAI,‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you.
The scriptures are not some ancient stuff; it’s a guide for your life
Now repent and pray and get ready to receive, Adonai is going to give you the longings of your heart!