Forgetful Tendencies

We forget. It’s not that we try to do it or mean to do it. We simply forget. Time passes. Memories are replaced by newer ones. And so we forget. We forget all the times God has provided. We forget all the times he came through when we least expected it. We forget how he sustained us in the dark times. We forget that every good thing comes from him.

Maybe that’s why Scripture calls us over and over to remember. Israel was quick to forget. God called them to remember his mighty works. We are quick to forget. Jesus calls us to remember his life, death, and resurrection on our behalf. We forget. And when we do, we are invited to remember. Because even though we forget, he remembers.