I’m not sure it’s a good sign to start a blog with writer’s block.
Yet, I start.
You see, I think this will be a work in progress – a chance for me to write, a chance for me to tell our story, and a chance to set up our stones of remembrance.
In the book of Joshua, chapter 4, God tells the Israelites to set up 12 stones of remembrance. What are they to remember? They are to remember the mighty hand of God and the story He is writing.
“Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’; for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over, that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”
What’s the purpose? Well, God knows
we I forget easily, panic, and get overwhelmed. In this world of brokenness, a stone of remembrance helps me to never forget that the battle has already been won for those to love God.
When we remember what God is doing – writing His story – our hope is sustained.