Joshua 4:1–9Memorials help us preserve important memories.
God memorialized many important things in the Old Testament, often through festivals and ceremonies.
In this instance the Lord used a simple monument of 12 stones, one for each tribe of Israel, so that in the future the Israelites could tell their children how God stopped the flow of the Jordan River when the 12 tribes walked across with the ark of the covenant to enter the promised land.
What things has God done in our lives that we ought not forget?
Think of ways to memorialize them.
We could have a ceremony or create a physical memorial.
We could keep a journal or record of answered prayers and unexpected blessings.
Whatever it takes, we need to foster the memory of God’s work on our behalf.