First Things First: Stones of Remembrance


…This [will] be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall let your children know… so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.

Joshua 4:6, 22a, 24



Mr. Matthew Pannkuk-Chaplain, Middle School Bible Teacher

Go! Tell the Story of God answering our prayers!

Let us praise the LORD for his mighty provision.  It took a lot of patience and a lot of prayer, but finally Jesus Christ (who is our true and supreme Head of School), has revealed to us his choice to lead Twin Oaks into the future.  Let us rejoice and be glad!

In January, the search committee asked the community to take a few small blue stones as a tangible reminder to pray for the next HOS.  That jar of stones is sitting in the TOCS office by the sign in sheet.

We still want you to take some of those stones, and continue praying for our new HOS and the future of Twin Oaks.

Also, use the stone as a stone of remembrance, like God commanded the people to set up after crossing the River Jordan.  Stones of remembrance are not idols or relics or magic tokens.  They are tangible, visible reminders that point our minds back to Christ.

When you touch them or when you see them, it reminds you to offer up a quick prayer of thanksgiving to the Father for his mighty provision and answer to our prayers.  When others encounter them, they might ask, “What is the stone for?  Why do you have it?”  And then you have a natural opportunity to Go! Tell the Story of God’s answered prayers!

These stones will be available to pick up in the school office, and will also be at the Hello, Goodbye event on Tuesday evening, May 22.

Students are also welcome to take the stones!  If you see your child with a stone, ask them “do you know what this stone means?” And then Tell them the Story of what God has done for us.  Hopefully they will then in turn Tell that Story to others.

Let us all remember with gladness what the LORD has done, and shout praises of thanksgiving to our God for his mighty provision at Twin Oaks Christian School!


Twin Oaks Christian School, a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church



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