When the Israelites entered the promised land, the Lord had them to set up 12 stones as a reminder of what the Lord had done for them. This simple memorial would be used to tell the story of God’s goodness and greatness to future generations (Joshua 4).
12 stones? That doesn’t seem like much of a monument. Surely something more elaborate could be established to help people remember the Lord who had brought them out of Egypt, parted the Red Sea for them, provided them with manna from heaven and water out of a rock, kept their clothing from wearing out and led them with his glorious presence for 40 years.
But all that the Lord asked for was this simple monument.
And all he asks us to do today to be reminded of his goodness and mercy is to participate in the Lord’s Supper. All we need to remind us of Jesus’ sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection is a simple meal of juice and bread.
It is a simple reminder, but a powerful one. Let us continually remember the love and mercy that God has shown us through his Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
“…Do this in remembrance of me.”—Luke 22:19.