I am tickled to share this story, which has been in the making
for the better part of 20 years.
For those new to our Place Called Simplicity, let me back up and
explain for just a second what Memorial Box Monday is.
In the Old Testament God told the Israelites to gather stones and build a Memorial
as a constant reminder of His deliberate and direct intervention in their lives.
The Israelites were to tell their children the story represented by the stones
over and over and over, so in turn their children would tell their children
over and over and over.
Because God knew how easy it is for us humans to forget what He has done in our lives.
We are a very forgetful bunch! We can celebrate His faithfulness one minute
and in seemingly the next breath, we can fall into hopeless despair,
wringing our hands and wondering what are 'we' going to do -
completely forgetting all that He has already done.
Yet when we intentionally spend time celebrating the personal
stories of our lives, the memories are kept fresh, alive and faith is built.
In our home we have a giant box, prominently displayed.
It is filled with little trinkets: each representing a story of
God's provision, God's healing, God's protection, God's intervention.
All representing God's faithfulness.
Often on family nights we will take a little trinket out and tell the story
represented by that symbol to our children, keeping the memory
alive and celebrating the faithfulness of Almighty God.
This girl. She's a miracle every step of the way.
Link your Memorial Box Monday story below.
Please in the body of your post link back to our Place Called Simplicity.
I can't wait to read your stories as together
we remember the faithfulness of God.