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Do you remember the Lord’s faithfulness?
In Joshua 3-4 we find Israel at the point they had waited 40 years to see. They were finally ready to set foot into the Promised Land by crossing the Jordan River.
God, being the good and faithful God that he is, uses this momentous event as yet another opportunity to put his power and protection on display for the people of Israel to see. Just like he wanted Joshua to be strong & courageous, he wanted the rest of the people to know that he was with them in this journey. The Lord does this by reenacting the miracle he performed at the Red Sea, parting the waters so they could cross on dry land.
Why this miracle at the banks of the Jordan? A few reasons come to mind. First, it shows that he is the same God who went before their fathers 40 years ago at the Red Sea. Second, he wanted the people to see the power he had over nature. If he could control nature, surely he would be with them on their conquest. Finally, he shows his protection. There was no danger from raging or deep waters because they crossed on dry land, even when the river was at its highest.
Because of all this, Israel was to remember this event, which Joshua had them do with twelve stones. This was to serve as a perpetual reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness to keep his promise, as well as his might. The miracle was to be told to subsequent generations.
In much the same way, we must remember the Lord’s work in our lives. So, how can you incorporate remembering as a part of your walk with the Lord?
The beauty of Slab City, may lye in the children that call it home.
They are bright, open, and often cautious, with an age beyond there years.
We went to pay our respects to the creator of Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight, a few years back, and were greeted, and eyeballed pretty hard by this self appointed guardian. Lucky for us , we got the nod. What followed was a day of amazement , and fond memories , of the people that knew him best.
It's less about what you've achieved in life, than the people you've affected along the way.
Day 4: historical walking tour of the city today, full of various memorials.
*Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe - 1000s of stone blocks of varying size covering an entire square block, a memorial to the Holocaust.
*Neue Wache - monument to the victims of war. Remains of an unknown solider and nameless concentration camp victim lay either side of the haunting statue of a mother embracing her dead son.
*Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism - a plain stone block on the outside, with a montage of 'homosexual propaganda' protected on the inside; visible through the small window
*The Caller - calling out to the world to support peace.
*Soviet War Memorial - memorial for Russian soldiers killed or wounded in the battle for Berlin, 1945