Joshua 4:9

Joshua 4:9

Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day.

Joshua 4:9

When Israel miraculously crossed over the Jordan River on dry ground into the promised land, Joshua set up a memorial in the middle of the river. He did this to remind every generation of what God did that day. 

Being in the middle of the river, this memorial wouldn’t be easily seen all the time. But when drought came, and the river started to dry up, these 12 stones would start to show. And they would only show more and more as the waters would recede. This memorial would remind Israel, even during drought, that God always provides a way.

Sometimes we need reminders of what God has done in our lives. These reminders become all the more important in difficult times. 

Whatever we are going through, we can always look back and see everything God has done for us and be encouraged to press forward. 

In remembrance of Him, 

David Reeves