“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”
Reminders and Remembering
(Please read 2 Peter 2:1-2)
When you witness a parade or visit a cemetery on Memorial Day, don’t you feel a renewal of pride in and love for your country? Of course you do, and that says something of the value of such reminders. It isn’t that we never pause during the rest of the year to remember and be grateful for the sacrifices others have made to keep this “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” But the emphasis of an annual celebration tends to stir our souls and boost our gratitude.
Remembering is also good and necessary in religion. God tells us to remember him, and to remember the miracles and life and death and resurrection of Christ. And he has provided reminders to help our memory.
Rainbows, always things of beauty, were provided to remind us that God will never again destroy the earth by flood. The Passover Feast was to remind the Israelites of what God had done to deliver them from bondage. Later the Lord’s Supper was established to be a repeated reminder of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Other activities continually remind us of God’s grace and our salvation. Daily Bible reading – what a great way to refresh our minds concerning our Lord, his commandments and his promises. In fact, increased knowledge of God’s word makes those physical reminders even sweeter to the memory.
You may carry a pocket organizer to help you through today’s tasks and appointments, but by all means remember to read The Book today as well. You will surely receive a blessing.