Posted by: cindybythesea | December 20, 2022

Crossing Jordan/Just Going Over Home * Updated

POOR WAY FARING STRANGER

As we enter this very special period of time known as Hannukah or the Feast of Dedication as it is referred to in John 10 we find ourselves with an abundance of sound reasoning to think that our departure might very well be near.

At the Feast of Dedication as noted in the scripture above we see that Jesus is there at the temple walking in the colonade of Solomon. There the Jewish leaders approach him demanding that he tell them plainly whether he is Messish or not. But if the works he has done is not sufficient to convince them nothing he can say will either.

Now the thing that caught my eye that I had not considered before was the next line. Then Jesus …. “then Jesus went back across the Jordan …”

So immediately following this incident Jesus went back across the Jordan where John had been baptizing in the early days. Now remember John came in the spirit of Elijah who God says he will send before the great and terrible day of the Lord.

 “Behold, I will send you Eli′jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes”. Malachi 4:5

We’ve all heard the phrase crossing over Jordan and understand it to mean dying and going to heaven. And for those of us who will be taken in the rapture we will blessedly be skipping the dying part. But it’s interesting to me that it is during the Feast of Dedication that on leaving …. it would be across the Jordan that he would go –causing me to wonder if our crossing Jordan might also take place during this time period – the Feast of Dedication.

I’ll close this with the lyrics from Poor Wayfaring Stranger which has long been a favorite of mine.

*******

I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world below
There’s no sickness, no toil or danger
In that bright land to which I go

I’m going there to see my father
And all my loved ones, who’ve gone on
I’m just going over Jordan
I’m just going over home

I know dark clouds will gather ’round me
I know my way is hard and steep
Yet beauteous fields arise before me
Where God’s redeemed their vigils keep

I’m going there to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
So i’m just going over Jordan
I’m just going over home
I’m just going over Jordan
I’m just going over home

*******

Yes, just going over home …

* This song dates to World War 1 in 1917. To listen to a beautiful rendition of this song click the link –

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee ” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy


Responses

  1. Amen!! Jordan in the news today! Dec 20 – Sweimeh: Jordan hosts Mideast summit in bid to defuse regional tensions. ‘Baghdad II’ summit in Jordan aims for progress on Iraq held on the shores of the Dead Sea. Maranatha!

  2. Dear Cindy,
    Thank you for the encouragement found in ‘Poor Wayfaring Stranger’.
    Early this morning the hymn ‘Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer/Jehovah’ was quickened to me. It also contains a stanza about crossing the Jordan:
    ‘When I tread the verge of Jordan
    Bid my anxious fears subside
    Death of deaths and hell’s destruction
    Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
    Songs of praises, songs of praises,
    I will ever give to Thee
    I will ever give to Thee’.
    The very last stanza is one I desire to highlight as well:
    ‘Musing on my habitation
    Musing on my heav’nly home,
    Fills my soul with holy longings:
    Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
    Vanity is all I see;
    Lord, I long to be with Thee!
    Lord, I long to be with Thee!’
    I am eagerly watching and waiting with you Cindy, while we are on the verge of our great redemption. Listening for the sound that will lift us through the portal to join our Beloved Jesus/Yeshua in the heavenly realm.
    All Hallelujah Glory Hallelujah to Jesus/Yeshua our ‘Great Redeemer’.
    Joyous Hanukkah Blessings,
    Lenette Lindemann

    • Thank you, Lynette! What a beautiful song and I too love those lyrics. Thank you so much for sharing. Surely, we go home soon!


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