Before entering the promised land, the Children of Israel had to cross the Jordan River which was at flood stage. This was a new direction. The priests, carrying the Ark of the Covenant, had to put their feet in the water before the water parted and the people could pass by on dry land. Faith requires risk. You have to step out.
The Old Testament Lesson: Joshua 3:1-8; 13-17
The Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 6:13-17
The Gospel Lesson: Luke 24: 13-27