Tuesday, May 9, 2017

remember what God has done


Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. 24 He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.”

One of the greatest stories of the Bible is when God protected and made a way for His people.  One of those is recanted for us in Joshua 4.  It must have been a sight to see and reassuring for all who were there.

Yet what catches my attention is how God told them to place stones here as a memorial.  When the children ask, you tell them what the Lord did.

Have we had some of those same things happen to us?  We have seen God move.  He has worked in our lives.  God doesn’t waste our hurts, our failures and our struggles.  He will use them.

Share what God has done in your life with the children and with others that need to see reminders of God’s work.

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