“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.” – Joshua 4:6-7, NIV
After Greg realized his teenage daughter made an error in her bank account and had to pay hefty fees, he sat her down at their kitchen table one evening. He opened up his budgeting software and began explaining how he managed the family’s income.
“I plan for the various expenses that keep our household running,” he explained. “You can see here that I budget money for groceries, the electricity, and car insurance. Some of these expenses you have to estimate, especially when you’re getting used to budgeting.”
There was a knock at the door, so Greg left his daughter to continue looking at the family budget. He came back to the table a few minutes later to find her frowning. “Dad, what does this expense mean? It says ‘In Remembrance.’”
“That’s money we share with others in need. Your mom and I do that because when you were two days old, I lost my job. It took six months before I was hired again, but God provided for our little family. Now, we bless other families because of God’s faithfulness to us.”
God, help me to remember Your faithfulness always. Let me tell the generations that come after me about what You have done for our family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.