A couple of weeks ago I visited a friend’s office and noticed a pile of rocks on a piece of cardboard in the middle of his very nice conference table. I couldn’t help but ask about the rocks and he shared about the struggle to meet the financial obligations of his business and their fervent prayer and trust in God’s plan. Bankruptcy seemed imminent and just as the lawyers were descending they received two offers on a piece of property that would allow them to raise enough cash to survive for several months. My friend gathered his team, went to the front of the building, each picked up a stone, and shared God’s blessings. Joshua 4 records God’s instruction to Joshua following the crossing of the Jordan. v22 “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ then you shall inform your children, saying, ‘Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.’ v23 “For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the Lord your God had done to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed; v24 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, so that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”
God instructed Joshua to set up stones so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is mighty and to testify of the great things that the Lord has done. In I Peter 2:5 we are called to be “living stones” or living testimonies of the great things the Lord has done. Do you have signs in your home or business that you can point to that tell a story of God’s provision, healing or work in your life? Find an occasion to gather your kids together, pick some stones from a nearby creek or build a small monument to serve as a visual reminder of the great work that God has accomplished in your life. Don’t miss this simple opportunity to lead your family and raise your children to be living stones that testify to God’s great love and provision in your families’ life.
Joshua 4:24 “that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, so that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”