Stones of Remembrance

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Is there enough evidence of God's power in your life that others ask you for an explanation?

Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder … to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, … these stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever. Joshua 4:5

What evidence of God’s power is there in your life? Is there enough evidence so that others ask you for an explanation?

After wandering in the wilderness for forty years, the Israelites experienced the power of God to roll back the Jordan River, enabling them to cross over and take possession of the promised land. Then they built a memorial of stones as evidence of what God had done for them. In Joshua 4:21 – 22, 24 God said, “In the future when your descendants ask …, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them … so that all the peoples of the earth might know the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.”

What are your stones of remembrance? Keep a journal of your thoughts, your prayers. Write a letter. Leave some personal word of testimony so that your children and grandchildren will know God’s power in your life. And they will be encouraged to collect and build their own stones of remembrance for the generation that follows theirs.

 

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