When all the nation had been circumcised, every one of them, they stayed where they were in camp until they had healed. ADONAI said to Y’hoshua, “Today I have rolled off from you the stigma of Egypt.” This is why the place has been called Gilgal [rolling] ever since. The people of Isra’el camped at Gilgal, and they observed Pesach on the fourteenth day of the month, there on the plains of Yericho. The day after Pesach they ate what the land produced, matzah and roasted ears of grain that day. The following day, after they had eaten food produced in the land, the man ended. From then on the people of Isra’el no longer had man; instead, that year, they ate the produce of the land of Kena’an.
As with the nation of Israel, when Adonai takes us through a season of pruning He also provides a time of rest and recovery. Each pruning removes something that keeps us from God, each rest a reward of stronger trust in Him. Abba thank You for all that You have given me in my relationship with You. Thank You for my family, my congregation, my friends and the struggles that have brought me closer to You. Amen.