Friday, December 12, 2014

Memories of 2014

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, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.”
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” - Joshua 4:1-7
 In the beginning of this year a friend mentioned making a memory jar. One where we put slips of paper, with blessings written on, as they happen throughout our year. Memories of 2014.  A place we could go to recount HIS goodness at the end of the year, when my memory fails me. On New Year's Eve the Seawells plan to sit down, take out, and read each note telling of His supernatural provision. 

Throughout the Bible the Israelites needed reminders of who God was, and set up memorials and markers to help aid with that. The above verses remind us of the importance of sharing that experience with our children- telling of His goodness.

Have you ever thought about making a 2014 memory jar or journal to write down His goodness - telling your family of His character, love and great hope? Our family uses a large Mason jar with an orange sticky note with "BLESSINGS of 2014" attached on front. It can be simple. Something your kids can help make too!

Remembering HIS faithfulness is so important. Many times we forget. As we share with our kids - they'll remember and do with their own family someday too! Traditions with meaning! It's never too late to start one! Your kids have awesome memories - they will help you!

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