JOSHUA‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.””

Joshua‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the silent epidemics facing the entire world of image bearers is a growing lack of the ability to remember. Technology has removed the need to exercise this aspect of our brain and this has massive spiritual implications. This is because memory is a tool God gives us to operate in relationship with him even though we are finite. It is a bridge to have a semblance of eternality. To this end, he set up monuments and points of curiosity that inspired and refreshed the memory to be active and the conversation about him to be constant. The goal is that his people would always be reorienting themselves on him in every moment. Therefore, adapting for the times is relevant, but traditions are necessary elements as well. They do not make us holy, but they do function as aids to our holiness. Not enough churches and people give proper weight to the reason why we must remember God and what he has done for us on a daily basis. It is simple. If we don’t, we will soon forget God altogether.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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