It is far easier for me to post pictures from an Arbor Day or Block party then it is to sit and reflect on the things God is teaching me. Here’s my attempt to quiet my soul, record what I’m learning and begin to stockpile them as “stones of remembrance.” I think of the Old testament book of Joshua, where in chapter 4, God tells His people to gather stones to carry with them so that they may remember what He has done.
20 And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. 21 He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea[b] when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 24 He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
Here’s to remembering.