Several generations passed.
400 years of captivity.
40 years wandering the desert.
The Promised Land in sight, then out of sight, then in it again. Amazing victories. Devastating losses. Seasons of sin. Periods of rejoicing and serving the Lord.
Finally, the death of Moses. It wouldn’t be long. All they’d waited for was about to be realized. The promise they’d clung to their whole lives, generation after generation was about to come true.
Tomorrow, Joshua said, God would do wonders in their sight.
Tomorrow came, and the promise kept looked a little different than we might have thought it would…