Last week we visited Joshua Tree National Park...and had a close-up look at the slow growing joshua trees that seem to thrive there in the desert. The tree was originally named after Joshua of old....it reminded early settlers of Joshua, standing with his arms outstretched in prayer.
As we left the park, we passed a tour bus that had Joshua 1:9 printed on the side...
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
How fitting...a reminder that God is greater than whatever challenges we may be may facing.