Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Pile of Stones (part two)

"A Monument of Remembrance.""Tell me about the goodness of God", is a request i make fairly often to my wife... I seem to have a very short memory.

One day back in the mid-eighties during a difficult season (my mother had just passed away) while reading Joshua, we had an ephiany. Why don't we make a pile of stones and establish a monument of rememberance like the children of isreal were told to do. We made a list of Miracles, promises, answered prayer, words, tokens (more about that another time) and obvious kindness of God, so in times of trial and darkness or a tell me the stories moment we would have somthing tangable to turn to.

So we drew a pile of stones on a piece of full scap and wrote on the individual stones. God promised this. He provided that. The Lord healed so and so. We have added a sheet or two over the years and still ocasionally pull the tattered pages out to refresh our memories.

Eventually we made a real pile of stones in our back yard and had a gathering where we placed stones of rememberance. From time to time we place new stones if something warrants it.

We've even had friends come over and place stones to mark monumental times in there lives. Some have simply given us a stone and asked us to place it for them. Each time we see that pile in our back yard not only are we reminded of God's goodness in our lives but that of our friends as well.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

What a great idea Brad and a nice reminder of all the things to be thankful for. Thanks for the inspiring story!