Stacking Stones

Ben Reaoch writes, "When it comes to remembering God’s faithfulness, we can be especially forgetful. One striking example of this is found in the book of Exodus, chapters 14 and 16. In the span of just a couple of chapters, we see the Israelites delivered from slavery and brought through the Red Sea, and then they are grumbling about not having food to eat.
We want to say to them, “Don’t you remember what God just did for you? The water stood up like two walls, and you walked through the Red Sea on dry ground! Don’t you think that the God who can do that is also capable of giving you food to eat? Trust him!”
And then, of course, we remember that we do the same sort of thing. God brings us through a trial, answers a prayer, and within a few days it’s almost forgotten. We’re already looking to the next struggle on the horizon and finding reasons to gripe and complain.
We have to find ways of remembering God’s faithfulness." 
One of the ways we have tried to remember God's faithfulness at times is to look back at a period of time and reflect on moments when we were filled with deep gratitude, joy and life. 
With our last weekend before school started, I wanted to take some time to look back over the last year naming moments of gratitude for the past year and naming hopes for the coming year writing each of those on rocks as little memorials.  I am always thankful to make time to think back on my own and to hear reflections from our crew as these are such sweet windows into the hearts of those with whom I share the journey. 
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.        1 Chronicles 16:34 

our jar of rocks and memories collected in Seattle 


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