When Israel crossed over the Jordon River, God caused the waters to stop; and in (3: 16), the Bible says, ''The waters...rose up...and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.''
Just as God had used Moses to divide the waters of the Red sea, in the same way, He used Joshua to lead His people across Jordon. In (vs. 14), it says, On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.
Israel was commanded to take 12 stones, one stone for each tribe, and place the stones in the middle of the River as a memorial to God's power and deliverance. When following generations would ask about the stones, they would be reminded of what had taken place. The Lord said, ''...and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.''
It's important to remember certain things. For Israel, they were to remember God's intervention in their lives and how He led them from Egypt, across the Red Sea and then across the Jordon River.
Tomorrow is a day of remembrance for all Americans; we call it Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a holiday set aside to remember certain events and certain people in history. We especially remember those who have died-those close to us: parents, grandparents, children and loved ones. We also remember those who have been taken in war or other tragic events.
We remember the death of the 3,000 men and women, boys and girls, who died on September 11, as evil men flew two airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City. We remember the millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust; we remember the faithful Texans who fought against Santa Ana and his Mexican army. Their rallying cry was ''Remember the Alamo.''
I was watching the history channel Tuesday night, as they told the story of the Titanic and the tragic death of
1, 500 passengers. In 1986, Dr. Robert Balla ...
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