Reading: Joshua 4:20-24
And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. 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.’
Thought: Joshua had the people set up twelve stones designed to provoke the question ‘What do they mean?’ When the question was asked, they would be ready to answer, telling the story of what God had done.
Reflection: Prayerfully ponder what God has done for us. Is there a way we can provoke people into asking about it? What are today’s twelve stones?