I want you to take a moment and write down specific parts of the story that stood out to you. It can be anything.
Here are some of the things that stood out to me when reading Joshua 4:
After crossing the Jordan river with the priests standing in the center of the river holding up the ark of the covenant, Joshua appointed 12 men to go back to the middle (where the ark was) and retrieve 12 stones that would be used as a memorial in Gilgal. These stones would signify proof of God’s miracle and also serve as a reminder for future generations.
This miracle signifies three principles about God that the Israelites needed to remember and teach to their children so that they were not forgotten.
In order for the Israelites to cross the waters and collect the 12 stones from the center of the Jordan, the water had to be separated and stay still. This was direct evidenc...