Joshua 4:20-24 “And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.”

There are stones of remembrance spread throughout American history to remind us of how the Lord helped our forefathers to pass over barriers and overcome challenges that faced our nation. In the upcoming year, PLUS will direct our gaze to many of those from the year of our independence. As children, we need only look back to our founding fathers to see how God dried up the waters that hindered them and allowed them to pass over.

Times were bleak at points in 1776. Yet, time and again the Lord sustained the faithful patriots and prevented sure defeat as they turned to Him. By their example, the people of the earth knew the mightiness of the Lord’s hand. So must we!

PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD BE ATTENTIVE TO THE POWER OF GOD IN THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA. Through the testimonies of our fathers and the miracles that they experienced, we should know the mightiness of the Lord’s hand. It is the same power that is available for us to harness today through prayer.

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