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May 24, 2009


Facing Jericho

we have seen the power of our God

we have faced Sihon and Og

defeated them

with the strength of God upon our arms

we  have crossed the Jordan

on its dry bed

and rested before Jericho

our feet on the land of Gods promise

we see its walls

we hear its taunts

and we wonder

how will God accomplish His word

what new wonders will He perform


we face Jericho again today

standing on the soil God has promised

we see its giants we hear their jeers

and we cower

we have experienced His power

we have heard His voice

but instead of marching to claim God's promise

we return to embrace

what once enslaved us

fleeing Kadesh

instead of claiming Jericho


Facing Jericho

A poem by Peter Rhebergen
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