The Old Testament speaks of God’s people setting up “Stones of Remembrance” to remind them of His faithfulness during their pilgrimage. When their children asked about the stones, the people were to remind them of God’s deliverance, love, provision, and faithfulness. The stories were to be passed down from generation to generation.
Even though they are not actual rocks, we have “Stones of Remembrance” for our family. Some stories are retold more than others, but each is important none the less. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of several significant events in our family: the deaths of my dad, Scott’s fiancée, and Larry’s mother. They were all very treasured people to us. 2001 was also the year that I was diagnosed with MS. While some of our family stones are reminiscent of joyful events, they all serve as reminders of God’s continual care, faithfulness, love, and provision for us. What blessings He has continued to bestow during this past decade.
My prayer is that the “Stones of Remembrance” of my life and our family’s lives will be told from generation to generation as a testimony of God’s incredible faithfulness. Especially this week, it has been good to remember.
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 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.”