Full reading: Psalm 105:1-6
Verse of focus: “Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered.” Psalm 105:5
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“Remember” is one of God’s frequent commands.
- “Remember the Sabbath day.”
- “Remember the Lord your God.”
- “Remember his wonderful deeds.”
- “Remember that you were a slave in Egypt.”
- “Remember the days of old.”
- “Do this and remember me.”
- And many, many more.
Why are we commanded so often to remember? Simply because we are forgetful!
And not just the where-did-I-put-my-car-keys kind of forgetful, but the oh-no-I-forgot-how-much-God-loves-me-and-how-much-he-has-done-for-me kind of forgetful. So we retell stories, reread our journals and diaries, and rehear about the incredible miracles and works God has done among us at Hope.
The way the Bible uses the word remember has a deeper meaning, too: not just recalling the past. We are “members” of the body of Christ, so to “re-member” is to let God re-connect us, for God to call us to re-commit, to re-join, to let God make the stories of the past become our stories too. To remember is to get washed up in the whole history of Lutheran Church of Hope, and the church of all time, in order that God might beckon us into the wild and beautiful future he has in store for us
Take a moment today to remember all God has done for us!
Prayer: God who calls me to remember, I confess I am forgetful person. Write your command on my heart so I may live a life of thanks and praise. Amen.