by Jeff Kimes - Executive Pastor
In Joshua chapter 3, we see the children of Israel in a predicament. They were camped on the banks of the Jordan River, ready to move into the promise land, but there was a problem. At that time of year, the Bible tells us that the Jordan River was at flood stage which increased its size and the water was dangerously swift. They were at an impasse and could not move forward, but God was about to do a great thing.
Joshua 3: 13 “It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in
So the priest carried the Ark of the Covenant into the Jordan and the water heaped up on the upstream side and the people of Israel passed over to the other side on dry land.
The Lord commanded Joshua to choose twelve men, one from each tribe, to pick up a stone from the middle of the river. They were to take these stones to the camp and stack them as a spiritual marker to remind them of what God had done. Through the years and generations that passed by this marker, the story would be shared about how God had done this miraculous thing in the lives of their people.
We all had those moments in our lives where God has shown up and provided comfort, healing and possibly delivery from an impossible situation. We need to remember and commemorate the times God has shown up and provided what was needed.
Spend some time today listing the spiritual markers in your past and celebrate the great things God has done.