Reminders · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 42… and memorials…

This last week… in the reading through of The Journey… the Israelites crossed the Jordan River… into the Promised Land…

The river… flood stage… the priests bearing the ark of the covenant… obediently stepped in… by faith…

Then the waters which came down from above stood and rose up 
in a heap far off… And the people passed over opposite Jericho. 
… And while all Israel passed over on dry ground, 
the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord
stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan…
Joshua 3:16-17 Amp
Another miraculous crossing of water… the first to escape the enemy… the second to confront the enemy…
Then the Lord instructed Joshua… choose a man from each tribe… to take a stone from the midst of the Jordan… where the priests’s feet stood firm… So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever…
And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan Joshua set up in Gilgal. And he said to the Israelites, When your children ask their fathers in time to come, What do these stones mean? You shall let your children know, Israel came over this Jordan on dry ground. For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over, That all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord your God forever.
Joshua 4:20-24 Amp
God reveals Himself… as One who wants His people to remember… the mighty ways He works in our lives… 
A God who calls His people to set up memorials… so our children will ask… so all people may know… the Lord our God… is God… forever…
And I’m challenged… to remember the wonders He’s done in my life… and consider… if I have memorials… ones that cause others to question… and offer opportunities for me to witness… to His work in my life…
There are a few… but perhaps… I need to be more intentional… in remembering… memorializing… marking… the wonders… of His way… with me…
What work of His in your life… do you need to memorialize…? Or have you already established reminders… that cause people to question… and offer opportunities for you to witness…?

Continuing The Journey… and being mindful… of reminders…

This week’s readings…
Monday              Joshua 10:29 – 11:23
Tuesday              Joshua 12:1 – 13:7
Wednesday         Joshua 13:8 – 14:15  
Thursday             Joshua 15
Friday                 Joshua 16-17

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