“When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.” – Joshua 4:21b-24
As stones were to the Israelites, the flag and other national symbols can serve as reminders to us of our Father’s provision and protection. And just as the Lord instructed the Israelites to teach their children and pass down the truth of God’s actions and word, we need to remember, as well. For, as God provided pathways for the Israelites, He continues to provide for us as Americans, as well as people all over the world. On this Independence Day 2019, let’s follow the Israelites’ charge. Let’s pass along the story of God’s guidance and provision to Americans – nationwide and in our individual homes.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on!
WOW-Women for Oppressed Women © July 2019