so as I was preparing for Sunday's sermon on Joshua I was touched by Joshua 24:26 in which Joshua placed a rock in order to mark the place where they made their new covenant and the place where they sat in God's presence. And this isn't the first time. Countless times in the OT our fore-parents (although mostly fathers) placed stones/rocks to signify places they encountered God. It was these rock alters the signify where the Holy and humanity met.
This was before temples and churches and thus were the foundations of them and the building blocks of our faith
Today, we have taken a step back - maybe because of the buildings - and we have forgotten about the Holy in all of creation!
So, I encourage you - or perhaps it is challenge you - to find a rock and mark the place you in your life where you encounter God. - at the kitchen table, in your car, in your favorite chair, at your bed side table...wherever you greet the Holy.
And if you are just beginning to greet the Holy place it as a reminder to yourself to settle yourself enough to be in God's presence...evoking the Holy!