Started 2023 with lots of hope, I assume. Can I ask you, how has that been for you? I mean, how have all those plans and aspirations panned out in these past few months? Are you broken and tired?
I may not know how things have been for you, but I do know that one thing everyone can relate to, is how uncertain life can be. In all our hopes, plans, and aspirations, I can rightly assume that none of us factored in challenges that will spring up on us, but they did. While praying, some of us became disappointed, broken, and tired. All the enthusiasm and energy that the new year began with have already faded, and many people have fallen back into hopelessness.
I watched a short film by Juwon Odetayo on youtube early hours of this morning titled “FADING”. It was short and very intriguing. This film is a motivation to today’s blog post.
I’ll put the link to the film at the end of the blog post.
We have one silent entitlement. Okay, let me not generalize. Most of us do. and it is this: We think we are “entitled” to be offended when we are offended by people. I do it too. So, you are not alone.
I think the story of Jericho’s wall and its fall is probably one of the most common stories in the Bible. Almost everyone has an idea of what happened that fateful day. We have sung about it, prayed with the verse, encouraged ourselves with it, and so on. Today, however, we will be looking at it from another perspective.
The Israelites were faced with a problem. They had a promise and a land to conquer. However, the land was surrounded by walls. There were walls they needed to overcome. No one could enter or leave Jericho because of this wall.