“When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan…”  Joshua 4:2,3

We’ve  had a lot of mile”stone” moments here at the Skybacher household.  Our youngest son gave up his binky, our third child picked up her bike and rode away on it, the kids scored their first goals of the spring soccer season, lost teeth, my father-in-law turned 60, the list goes on, and so does life, very rapidly. Often times it goes by so fast we almost forget to take time to celebrate the little mile”stones” that God blesses us with along the way.

Joshua stood at the Jordan River at flood stage, with God’s people.  They needed to get to the other side.  The Lord told him to take the Ark of the Covenant into the water and they would be able to cross.  They crossed the river just like God said they would.  It was a mile”stone” moment!  But, before they would leave they were directed to grab 12 stones from the riverbed.  The Bible says Joshua took the stones and put them in their camp as a monument.  It was a reminder of the mile”stone” God had brought them through.  There stood 12 reminders of the amazing thing God had done in each of their lives.

So what mile”stones” have you had in your life recently?  Have they flown by without any thought or recognition of the God who created you?  Thank Him!  Write it down! Celebrate! those mile”stones” today!!!  Feel free to leave a comment about the mile”stones” you’ve had in your own life.

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