God is for us having Memorials. They are all through the Bible. They are a testimony of some important event. A grave marker is a memorial to someone. When we travel to Washington D.C. we find that many of our founding Fathers have memorials in honor of what they did. Lincoln, one of our best Presidents has a huge one in his honor for the purpose of us remembering.
Joshua chapter 4 gives us an example:
1 ¶ And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:
6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.
You see, God wants us to remember. God want us to tell others. This all is from the evening preaching by my Pastor at the church I attend.
We should tell others of how God has blessed us. Tell people how wonderful our God is. Tell folk about the circumstances that pointed us to Christ. How our life changed after we became a child of God. Of course if you do not have a close relationship with God you probably have little to say. If not it should be a wakeup call to each one of us. More later as I recall…….