Joshua 4:20-24 (NLT)
20It was there at Gilgal that Joshua piled up the twelve stones taken from the Jordan River.
21Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 23For 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. 24He 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.”
God’s past work is shown in our world so much. Think about the Bible. It records many miracles, histories, rules, and much more. It shows God’s work.
God is constantly showing His love to us. His work is so evident, but you need to look for it. It isn’t always as obvious as parting the Red Sea or feeding 5,000 people out of practically nothing.
In this passage, Joshua sets up stone monuments so that future generations would know of God’s work. But even today, there is a lot of evidence of God’s work.
Ask someone who you look up to about some evidence of God working in their life. You will be amazed at the stories people tell! And I also encourage you to write it down in a journal if you see evidence of God working in your life. That way, it can give you encouragement in the future.
God works so much in your life, whether you realize it all the time or not. Make a point to look for this, and it will truly give you hope.
The author is a middle school student.
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