What do you do to remember?
Do you write stuff down, do you make something, do you take a picture (do you tweet that pic, do you instagram it, do you post it on facebook)?
In the book of Joshua, Joshua promises his people “the LORD will do amazing things among you” (3:5). As a leader, this is a bold statement. Joshua doesn’t say the LORD will do some cool things, or some interesting things…he says “amazing things“.
And He does. He stops a rushing river, allowing all His people to enter their promised land on dry ground.
Joshua immediately decides that they need to do something to remember this. So they make a pile of rocks.
Because we live in a world high on promises and low on delivery, and so it can become easy to be jaded or cynical when a leader says: expect something amazing.
Joshua doesn’t want them to forget.
You can’t argue with a pile of rocks.