Sometimes you have to remind yourself where you have been to know where you are going. Often in the busyness of the day as someone over forty, I will race downstairs into the kitchen and have to ask myself what I was doing. The only way to remember is to go back upstairs to where I was to remind myself why I needed to be in the kitchen in the first place. Amazingly enough, retracing my steps helps me remember.

Life is like that sometimes. We need reminders from the journey to know where we are going. God knows us so well. That is why countless times in the Bible, God would have Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, Moses, and many others build alters of remembrance. Joshua 4 is just one example: As they were crossing over into the promise land, Joshua told the leaders to gather twelve stones. In Joshua 4:7, Joshua says, “When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”

Man-standing-sat-april-9UnitedCry DC16 will forever be a day of remembrance for us. Despite the challenges of the snow, sleet, rain, and wind, historical things took place in front of the Lincoln Memorial. However, what took place in those 8 hours on the platform is just part of the story. UnitedCry DC16, in a way, was a gathering of memorial stones. Significant leaders exhorted, prayed, and proclaimed from the platform. However, those “stones” are just part of the story.

Over the next twelve days, I want to recount some of the journey, retell some of the miracles, so we can clearly see what UnitedCry is all about. I hope you will keep reading the blog for these 12 days, so you can see and know the incredible miracle working power of the God we serve, who would take a dream and birth it into reality.

Lewis Hogan

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