JOSHUA

Nobody likes following greatness, just ask the football coach who replaced Bear Bryant or the Prime Minister elected after Winston Churchill. Great leaders cast long shadows and their successors often get lost in them. One of the most notable exceptions to this is found in the Bible. Joshua was a man who had served Moses from his youth. When it came time for God to select Moses’ replacement, Joshua was prepared and ready to take the mantle of leadership. What God started through Moses, He carried on through Joshua. When Moses died, God’s mission continued on and it was Joshua who picked up the baton. We all stand in the line of great leaders and loving servants who passed the legacy of faith on to us. The question is, what are we doing with it?