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Daily Reading: Joshua 4
After crossing the Jordan river on dry ground God commanded that they set up a memorial to remember the event by. This is a great event as it is the first step in God providing the promised land to the children of Israel. They are to remember all that God has done for them and they are to tell their children as well so that they will know.
Joshua 4:6-7 says, “that this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’  “Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.”
Sometimes we need a memorial so that we remember what God has done for us. The Lord’s Supper is exactly that. It is a memorial for us to remember the fact that Jesus died on the cross for us.
Notice Luke 22:19-20 “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”  Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”