Your Daily Dose
Theme: Stones of Remembrance
Scripture : Joshua 4:5-24
Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take
you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number
of tribes of the children of Israel: that this may be a sign among you, that when
your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying “What mean ye these
Points To Ponder
Traditions just don’t seem to matter to people anymore. There was a time when
people wanted to do things the way their parents did them; now? Not so much.
But there are still religious traditions that we pass on, from father to son, from
mother to daughter, that cause us to teach the younger why we do this.
You may be someone who needs to know why you are still doing something that
has been done the same way for generations. Maybe it’s how you pray? Maybe
it’s your views on heaven? Maybe it’s whether you believe in physical healing?
These are areas that people struggle with.
In the South, we have heard the stories told by our grandparents of how they
came from the home country. For example, as a Sicilian, I found out that my Nana
Josephina came over from Sicily on a boat, by herself, with only a letter
introducing her to a cousin in New York City she had never met.
She was 7 years old!
And when she got to New York, the boat was quarantined for 30 days.
When this scripture explains why we pass on our traditions, personal and
spiritual, it is for a purpose:
So we never forget!
Never forget the struggle!
Never forget the victory!
Never forget the gratitude…of being saved!
Don’t get so far away from the event that you can’t remember the feeling…
When you crossed over Jordan…on dry land!
That’s something you should never ever forget!
Let’s Pray Together
Father God, remind me of the past victories that brought me to where I am today.
Bring to my mind those who fought for my right to be free, both patriotically and
spiritually. Soften my heart so I will honor those who came before me who paved
the path that I now walk. Show me the stones of remembrance in my life so I can
honor those who helped me get to where I am in you!
I thank you for those who went before me,