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I found these the other day.
They were buried beneath books and paper in an old basket. I haven’t seen them in a few years. But I needed to see them now. In this season.
When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’ Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, “Pass before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you”…The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”
The verb used in verse 24 is “yada” which is “to know from experience“. Israel experienced God. Profoundly. Miraculously. Repetitively. Relationally. And God wanted the next generation to “yada” Him in the same way. These stones represented God’s faithfulness to Israel and served as a physical reminder to the generations to come.
These prayer journals are my memorial stones.
They record my travels with God. Out of Egypts. Into deserts. Across Jordans. And atop Sinais.
We’re still traveling, He and I. But I have these to remind me of where we’ve been. Of the miracles. Of God’s faithfulness to His word. And when my children ask me, “what do these stones mean?”….
I will let them know.