by Amy Crisp, Minister of Education
These words were spoken to the Israelites just before they entered the Promised Land. Following their entry into the land, Joshua called the people to create a memorial to remember the great things that the Lord had done and will continue to do for God’s people.
When your children ask in time to come, “What do these stones mean to you?” then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever. – Joshua 4:6-7
God did not want the people to forget.
God wants us to remember the ways in which God has taught, blessed, and guided us.
But it’s not enough just to remember. We must also teach our children, the next generation, about the amazing God who cares for us.
But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children… – Deuteronomy 4:9
As we enter the season of Lent, being led ever closer to the cross and the wondrous love that is evidenced there, let us remember the Lord our God.
What is God doing in your life? How are you being guided and transformed?
How are you preserving and passing on the faith to those who will come after you?