Take Time to Remember

Today is all about remembering in the USA; we are celebrating Memorial Day.  It’s an opportunity to honor the soldiers who have given so much for our country today and throughout history.  Throughout the Bible there are lots of examples of the people of Israel being told to remember: like the Passover celebration celebrated every year, the 10 Commandments, the celebration of Purim, and even the writing of the Bible and the events that happened to the Israelites is an aspect of remembering.

It’s important to remember so that when you struggle or are challenged by the bad stuff of life you’ll be able to look back at the memories and make it another day.  You’ll remember that lots of people have gone through rough situations and made it, and you can too because you’re made in the image of God.

Which brings us to the one thing that comes up over and over when it comes to remembering: we think God forgets us or doesn’t care, especially when it seems like we’re not getting an answer from Him about our situation.  But Genesis 9:15 says “I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.”

What does this mean? It means that God promised to remember us.  And what God says, He means.  Don’t be tricked into the lies of believing that God doesn’t know exactly who you are or what you need.  He knows better than you do, and unlike us, He doesn’t forget.  So this week make sure to thank a service man or woman for what they’ve done and let them know that we haven’t forgotten them, as well as God for all He has done for you even if you don’t remember it.

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