Stones is one of those words with a myriad of applications.  It can refer to something positive like stepping stones, or something bad like a stumbling block over which you can strip.  A stone can also be something you throw at a person to inflict injury or it can be thrown across the water and be made to ‘skip’ for amusement.  Some stones sit on the side of the road and are virtually worthless, yet valuable diamonds are also considered stones or rocks.  There are many different ‘stones’ with many different purposes.

    In the Bible people often collected stones to make an altar or be used as a monument of remembrance of something God did for them.  It is good for us to remember all the good things God has done.  There is an old hymn written by Johnson Oatman Jr. titled “Count Your Blessings”.  It encourages us to continually remember all the good things God has done.  After the counting, the last line of the chorus adds, “and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

    At the end of each day it would be good to go back over the events of that day so you can realize and acknowledge all the good that God has actually done.

Published by Ray Richards