I trust you all had a peaceful and relaxing Memorial Day. While Memorial Day has such profound meaning to all of us and our Nation, remembering all those who served on the battlefields and have given their lives to secure and protect our freedoms there is One who has secured our freedom eternally and that One is worthy of all praise, honor and power. The One of whom I speak is Jesus Christ, Son of God. He too gave His life to secure our freedom from sin and give us everlasting life! He rose again and now sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. So while Memorial Day is special for our Nation, this same day holds special significance for Kathy and I. It was Memorial Day in 1977 that I gave my life to Jesus Christ and Kathy followed the very next day, doing the same. it was a very special Memorial weekend for us.
Our MMV for this week comes from the book of Joshua 4:6-7 where the scriptures speak of 12 memorial stones which were placed in the Jordan river, which caused the river to stop so that all of Israel could cross over to the other side. Joshua commanded that the stones be piled up on the other side of the river as a “Memorial” to what God has done. Those 12 stones were piled up so that Israel would not forget what God had done for them. So what are your memorial stones?
Here are the verses: Joshua 4:6-7Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 That this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, What do these stones mean to you?
7 Then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever.
READ IT – WRITE IT – SAY IT – SING IT – PRAY IT. And as you do consider what God has done for you and pile up your own “Memorial Stones” so you won’t forget what God has done for you.
Much love and blessings,
Michael & Kathy