Day 101

“Joshua also set up another pile of twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan, at the place where the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant were standing. And they are there to this day.” (Joshua 4:9)

What struck me about this verse was the connection with us here today. The Israelites have been commanded by God, via Joshua, to cross the Jordan River. As the priests set foot at the water’s edge, it recedes until the entire nation is able to cross over on dry land. This is a deliberate reflection of the crossing of the Red Sea.

Joshua is told by God to collect twelve stones to set up on the shore as a memorial. He does this, but also makes another one in the middle of the river bed. The priests are the last ones to walk ashore, and as they do so the waters return. But the monument of stones is left in the river bed. And they are there to this day.

Has anyone tried to find these stones?

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