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Joshua 4

Good Morning “Those Who Remember to Remember.”  Today we are in Joshua 4.  

This is not the only place in Scripture where we find God telling the nation of Israel to set up a memorial - and remember what God has done.  In fact it’s a common theme.  Israel was commanded to celebrate the Passover to “Remember” Gods delivering them from Egypt.  Specifically so their children who ask them “why” will know!  Exodus 12.  

As a people,  a culture we understand memorial items.  It’s typical to hold on to every award our children get.  We decorate our homes with photos of past moments and events so that we can remember them.   Maybe you’ve hung on to other items that take you back to a time or event you don’t want to forget.  

I personally have a few strange items that sit around both my home office & church office.  In my church office there are a number of photos, even some souvenirs from extra special mission trips where God did amazing things. A burnt out light bulb for a spot light sits on top of my bookcase at church… there’s a story that goes with it.  

Just this week, my son Dawson came into my home office and asked why I had a broken motorcycle gear on my desk.  It’s 2nd gear from the motorcycle he raced in Nashville some years back.  Why do I have it?  Because that night he raced the entire evening of Arenacross with no issues.  You see 2nd gear is the primary gear used in AX.  It was a great night!  Later I drained the oil from his machine and broken pieces of that 2nd gear came out.  I tore his engine down and found that he raced the evening with a broken 2nd gear - which should have resulted in a catastrophic failure.  Usually in that sport, catastrophic failure results in a trip to the hospital.  In the racing world we call that a miracle.  I keep it on my desk because each day I see it reminds me that God can do even more than we could ever ask or imagine - and that we exist solely by His grace!  

He is sovereign, and is not limited by what we can wrap our minds around!  Why did God command Joshua to stack rocks?  To remind them of the crossing of the Jordan and Gods power.  ”He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.” Joshua‬ ‭4‬:‭24‬ ‭NIV‬

Love you all!  Dig in!  Don’t forget to remember!