Lest You Forget
As a people, we tend to have short memories. When blessings come our way, we may remember for a time, but the memory soon fades away.
We come to a situation, similar to the one we’ve faced before, and then we worry and panic all over again because we’ve forgotten the Lord’s faithfulness on how He delivered us before hand.
This was the case with the Israelites. We can see throughout the accounts of their journey how the Lord did amazing things for them: parting the Red Sea, providing water out of rocks, providing manna for food, providing a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Yet they still complained, forgetting the awesome things He had done.
So when Israel crossed the Jordan River and occupied the Promised Land, Joshua commanded that 12 stones, representing the 12 tribes of Israel, be set up in the midst of the Jordan.
He said, When your children ask their fathers in the future, “What is the meaning of these stones?” you should tell your children, “Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground” (Joshua 4:21-22).
My friend, when God delivers you from a certain predicament, never forget what He has done; When He rescues you from danger, lest you forget!
When He delivers you from a bad situation, lest you forget!
When he provides the help you need, lest you forget!
Remembering the things that God has done should be memorial stones in your life. So please remember, and then tell your story to the generations to come.
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org