Joshua, Parenting

Memoirs for my children

Tye Tribbett “๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง…If He did before, He can do it again. Same God right now, same God back then…๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ”

One of the miracles God did through Moses was to push the Red Sea apart so that the Israelites could pass through. After they had passed through, the waters returned to its position and hastened the drowning of the Egyptians. Moses told the generation who had experienced this to pass the information down to next generation(s) so they remember how awesome God is.

A similar miracle happened in time of Joshua. River Jordan was piled up in a heap to allow the Israelites to cross over. Thereafter Joshua built a stone memorial and said to them, “in the future when your descendants ask their parents, โ€˜What do these stones mean?โ€™ tell them, โ€˜Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.โ€™ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over”. Joshua 4:21-23

I fast forward to another generation where a child asks his parent about the memoir and the parent says, “it was like yesterday! I was filled with awe of God seeing the waters roll up in a heap and back to its form after we had crossed over. While we were about crossing the river, I remembered the story of the Red Sea narrated to me by my father who had experienced it and deep down I knew we were safe. It was more than whao“.

My Father, Professor Akinsola, when we are passing through any challenge, would always say, “the great things the Lord has done for us in the past, forbid us to think He will abandon us at this time or even ever! He has rescued and delivered us before, He will do it again.” Then he will go on to recount these great things.

And so each time I have a challenge, I open up the testimony journal and my faith is boosted. No wonder Moses and Joshua encouraged that these testimonies be passed down.

Now the questions are: do you keep memoirs? Will you pass them down to your next generation?


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