Sometimes life can be like the winter, cold and full of snow. Now snow can be beautiful but it can also cause so much disruption.
We in England like to see the snow but then want to see past it to cross to the other side of winter to the warmth of summer.
Sometimes life can be like that, we want to get past the current disruption and so miss the beauty of the place we are at. Other times we just want to get past the desert we are in and look on to the beautiful new land of promise.
24 ‘O Sovereign Lord, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do? 25 Please let me cross the Jordan to see the wonderful land on the other side, the beautiful hill country and the Lebanon mountains.’