The Beauty of Stones

Read the Bible in a year by reading Joshua 4-6 today.
If you have never noticed rocks and stones before, start doing so. You can find some beautiful ones. If it is a large one, place it in your landscaping, because it will bring new beauty to what you have already created in your yard. If it is a small one, but unusual, place it on a shelf or on a table and people will look at it and wonder about it.
With either stone, they may ask where you got it. That is significant. In a similar way, God told Joshua that he was to select 12 men and command them, saying, “Take for yourselves twelve stones from here, out of the midst of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet stood firm. You shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place where you lodge tonight” (James 4:3). Later, they would make a heap of the stones for a memorial, so that when later generations asked the meaning of the 12 stones, they would explain the
crossing of the Jordan. That was a significant event in Israel, for it symbolized the time when they left the wandering of the wilderness and entered the Land of Canaan.
Do you remember the time when you left the wandering of the world and started following Christ, the time that you crossed the waters of baptism?

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