Thoughout history, God has asked his people to celebrate His presence among them and care for them. The Old Testament feasts celebrated God’s faithfulness and the Last Supper commemorates the new covenant we share with God through Christ’s shed blood. God knows our nature. We need to remember His faithfulness regularly so Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19).
Consider today’s scripture and discussion questions as it relates to remembering God and declaring His presence so that others will know and remember Him also:
He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 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 4:21-24
When the nation of Israel had finished crossing the Jordan River, the Lord told Joshua to construct a memorial. Why do you think God insisted on this?
Specifically, what might God want you to DO (like setting up a pile of stones) or SAY (share a Glory Story) so that people will know that God is very much alive, present and active among us and that the hand of the Lord is powerful?
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These “Finding Glory Wednesdays” posts are an online discussion series based on the books Finding Glory in the Thorns and the companion Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide by Larry and Lisa Jamieson. For more information about Finding Glory Groups, visit http://www.findingglory.com/findingglorygrou.html.