Setting up Stones
“Go over before the ark of the Lord you God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” Joshua 4:5-7
In our crazy lives, God knew we would have trouble remembering His goodness, His faithfulness, and His work in our lives. So, I feel that it is time to set up stones of remembrance. These may not be big, huge events like crossing the floodwaters of the Jordan, but I need to mostly remember His faithfulness in the small things.
So, here’s my first stone (at least listed on this blog):
We are going through a financially weak time. Today as I started to mow the yard, I was so thankful for the gas that was there (even though I sort of wished I had an excuse to not mow). Anyway, I started mowing, and kept mowing, and mowed some more. As I finished going down the last lane of unmowed grass in my backyard, the mower started to putter. Suddenly, I realized that I did not refill the gas in the mower which I have to do every time I mow both front and back yards together. God had allowed the one tank to supply what was needed right down to the last blade of grass! Pretty awesome, huh? Don’t sweat the small stuff—God’s got it covered!