And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your GOD into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the LORD your GOD dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your GOD did to the Red sea, which He dried up from before us, until we were gone over: That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your GOD for ever. (Jos 4:5-7, 22-24)
We are to remember what GOD has done for us, and testify of His wondrous works, that all may know that we have met the Lord and we are His. We are to live in Him, and trust Him to bring us through whatever He has brought us to, resting in His power and the mighty hand of GOD. Just as He delivered and provided for the people of Israel, so He will do so for His people today, for He does not change. His mercies are new every morning, and His love is everlasting. We are His people, bought with a price, and having received Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary we are secured by His grace unto life everlasting.
We are lively stones, fitly placed in His Church, that we might be a witness to this lost and dying world of His mighty power and grace. We are to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need, that they might see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. We are to love one another as Christ loved us, that all may know we are His disciples. We are to go and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ from His Word, and as we go, tell all who will hear of all that He has done for us and the Good News of reconciliation by faith and forgiveness of sin that comes from true repentance, that those who hear and believe might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.