From the series Strength and Courage
When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.” So rather than just moving on to the next battle, God called His people to take time to celebrate what He had just done. He had moved away the barrier keeping them from the life He promised them, He had taken away obstacles that threatened to overwhelm them. And He had done it by leading them every step of the way. Being people of strength and courage begins with recognizing that God has given us the victory. There is a strength and courage we can find when we look back to remind ourselves of the great things God has done.