“See!” he said to all the people.
“This stone will be a witness against us.
It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us.
It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.”
I’ve been working in my yard after school in the evenings.
Cutting back dead plants, planting a few new things.
My dream is to extend my memory garden in the back yard so that it wraps around our fence line.
I’ve had to move rocks to extend the garden’s boundary line and to help hold down my landscape paper until I can buy some mulch.
I don’t think a lot about the rocks as I’m lifting them and moving them around, except that I am thankful for their many purposes.
As I was reading in Joshua this morning, the rocks in my memory garden popped into my head.
I also remembered a sermon I heard as a young girl at a family camp in Nashville, Tennessee (I’m pretty sure that’s where-I’ll have to ask my dad).
Anyway, the man who spoke was a scientist. He believes that everything around us that absorbs sound will one day be used to replay our words and life story in the presence of God.
The walls of our homes, the trees in the woods, the rocks in the fields.
I think about the sermon from time to time, and I wonder what it will be like if all of these things are one day able to “witness for and against us.”
It’s almost more than my mind can comprehend.
In the end, I guess it doesn’t really matter how God displays His wonder and power.
I just believe He will.
And I do believe it will be like nothing we have ever seen.
For today, what do I do with the thought of the rocks “crying out?”
I think I learn to be even more aware of my words, my actions, my heart………..
Praying that today we can all walk a little closer to the Creator of these rocks.