Israel served God through the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him, who had themselves experienced all that God had done for Israel.
thank you lord for letting us personally experience your goodness, all that you have done not just for us but for our families and the people we care about and your people lord. thank you for the generosity that lets us appreciate your ways, learn from your work and have a glimpse of your deeply generous heart and unfathomably good character. we could have just learned from the experience of there, but you were good enough to give us our own personally journey with you, holding our hand all the way and never letting us go no matter how otherwise it seemed. we were never truly alone, we were never really deserted, we were at all ignored - you were always there, perfectly carrying out your plan and letting us in it. love you lord.