We are diligent to make memories of important moments in our lives. We take pictures of family vacations, of joining with friends, of our children growing older. We click away at our kids’ school events and extracurricular activities and watch them graduate and succeed on various levels. But while we hold to these memories that we seek not to forget, are we forgetting the one who allows us to make them?
When it comes to making memories, David once noted the importance of remembering God by saying, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 102:1-2).
As our culture rushes on, as our lives race by and the memories that we have made increasingly become things of the past, remember the Lord God who calls us to love him with all of our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37). No picture of our youth, our wedding, our children, our first home, our vacations, our vehicles or any “good time” we have ever enshrined in memory would be possible without the one who allows those memories to be made (Deuteronomy 8:11-19).
- Eugene Adkins