Memorial Stones

In the book of Joshua, God told the Israelites to go capture the city of Jericho. On the way there, they encountered the Jordan River, which was at flood levels at this time of the year. When the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant stepped into the Jordan, God made the water upstream stop flowing and it stood up in a heap. The Israelites all walked across on dry ground.

When they got to the other side, God told Joshua to have someone from each of the 12 tribes gather stones from the river to remind them of what God had done for them. God tells Joshua that the stones are, “…to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever” Joshua 4:6-7. Later, in verse 9, it says that the stones are still there. The idea is to remember what God has done in your life and pass it down. 

Today, I have been looking over my prayer journal at some of my “memorial stone” moments from the past few years. I have been reminded over and over of God’s provision for me. I have seen some themes that my Lord has been carefully weaving into my story. It’s important to me, to my future children, and to their children one day, that I never forget the goodness of God. That I pass on the stories of His faithfulness (even in my faithlessness) so that generations to come can hear and know that my God is so much more than enough. I guess that’s one of the reasons I have started this blog. There may not ever be anyone besides me (And my mom!) that read this. And that’s ok. Because I am writing these things for an audience of One.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you decided to share, love reading your thoughts!