Wednesday, January 6, 2010


in Bible study tonight, we talked about Israel and its surrounding regions.  the pastor pointed out the Jordan River on the map and told us about how it was the last river the Israelites had to cross before reaching the Promised Land.  someone mentioned a Negro spiritual which includes the lines
Oh, wasn't that a wide river
River of Jordan, Lord,
Wide river
There's one more river to cross. 

she asked if the two instances were related.

the pastor responded that they did share some similarities.  he talked about how the Israelites were freed from bondage and, because of their disobedience, wandered in the wilderness for 40 years until they finally crossed the river and reached Canaan.

the stories of the Israelites and of African Americans are even more similar than many consider.

we were "freed" in the 19th century, at least in part.  but it's apparent in this day and age that we are a lost people.  instead of turning to God like we should, some of us turn to BET, drugs, sex, slang, and pointless rap.  we're wandering, looking for the right, even though it's all around us.

and we can't find our Promised Land until we open our eyes.    

No comments:

Post a Comment