“Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from every tribe, and command them, saying, ‘Take for yourselves twelve stones from here, out of the midst of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet stood firm. You shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Israel, one man from every tribe; and Joshua said to them: “Cross over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, that this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you? Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever. And the children of Israel did so, just as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the midst of the Jordan, as the Lord had spoken to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day. Joshua 4:2-9 New King James Version
The Lord commanded that each elder of each tribe to pick up a rock from the Jordan and place it on dry land as a memorial for what Jehovah had done for them.
What about you?
Do you have a memorial to show your children and grandchildren what specific thing He has blessed you with? As well it is a reminder for you.
To guide the youth to the future we must teach them about our past. Joseph- Anthony: Green
For me it is a picture of when I planted my one millionth tree and how far he brought me from when I first began especially spiritually and in my walk with Him. Although He has guided me much deeper into a loving relationship with Him treeplanting represents dedication and just what He can, will and does accomplish in our lives when we are obedient to Him. It was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life and drew me so close to Him and taught me lessons that by Gods grace I shall never forget. I constantly use them to teach students and they are appreciative for it.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is my Sheppard) for the amazing things You have accomplished in and through my life. I carry that photo with me and gladly explain to those willing to listen just what You are capable of doing in and through their lives. I joyously exalt You in the name of He who accomplished the greatest feat of all (our salvation) Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.