September 11, 2001. Chances are you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news. We spent the next several hours – perhaps days – listening to the radio and watching the news reels again and again. It’s been nine years, and with debate raging over a Ground Zero mosque and Terry Jones’s Burn a Koran Day the issues are still very much alive. Discussion continues over exactly what to do at the site of where the Twin Towers once stood, because everyone cannot agree on exactly how to honor those that died. One thing is as clear as ever: we will always remember that day.
In Joshua Chapter 4 the Hebrews finally get to cross the Jordan River and enter the promised land. The LORD has Jeremiah command a leader from each tribe to take one stone, and place it in the midst of the river where the priests stood bearing the Ark of the Covenant. When future generations ask what those stones mean, they are to be told the story of when God held the river and His people crossed on dry land. It will be a memorial for ever. Continue reading