I love rocks. Or maybe they’re stones.
If you really want to know the difference, you can look it up here. The upshot is this: All rocks are stones but not all stones are rocks.” Hmmm.
For me, rocks have hard and rough surfaces while stones are smooth.
I love collecting “stones” of all sizes. I’m trying to make a border around the bunkhouse and the cabin.
I like to write on stones and have them placed where I can see them.
I love this big one in the middle. It’s almost perfectly round. I’m thinking of writing a verse reference on each one and then one word on the other side that captures the meaning.
Sometimes I write a reference to a special Bible verse but mostly I write, “Remember”.
This is based on the Bible story where Joshua tells the Israelites to gather stones from the Jordan River for a remembrance of God’s faithfulness. It’s from Joshua, chapter four.
Sometimes, especially when I’ve been praying hard about something and it doesn’t turn out the way I want, I get discouraged. I need to remind myself that for whatever prayers haven’t been answered, there have been more that are.
So if you need to have a visual, try it. It really works.
Another thought. I have read that some people carry around a small stone in their pocket, purse, etc, and rub it between their fingers when they need to remind themselves of all God has done for them. I’ve done this as well.
Now some of you may not need a reminder. But I’m just honest enough to admit that sometimes I do.
God bless and have a good day.