“Oh, yeah, I think I remember that….”
“Where’s my cell phone? I can’t remember where I put it…”
“Oh NO! I completely forgot…!”
Too often we say or hear similar expressions. Some of us are too busy to remember important things; some are distracted, and others are naturally scatterbrained. Factor in aging and we’re doomed to forgetfulness. It’s very reassuring to know that God isn’t forgetful. Here are some things He never forgets:
GOD DOES NOT FORGET THE SPARROWS – OR ME! I am valued and loved by our heavenly Father. In Luke 12:6,7, Jesus taught that “…not one of them is forgotten (sparrows)…do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Centuries before that, the prophet Isaiah penned these comforting words from God to His people: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15) Isn’t that comforting?
GOD DOES NOT FORGET MY PRAYERS! Every prayer I’ve ever prayed is stored in His infinite, limitless memory. The Psalmist assures me of that in Psalm 9:12: “He does not forget the cry of the humble.” Even if the answer didn’t come yet, He didn’t forget about it. Isn’t that reassuring?
GOD DOES NOT FORGET THE WORK I’VE DONE / DO IN HIS NAME! “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name…” (Hebrews 6:10) Everything I’ve ever done for the Lord is forever recorded in His memory: the times I’ve witnessed of Christ’s love, all those small sacrifices I’ve made to help others know Him, the offerings and contributions to missions…God will never forget that! Isn’t that encouraging?
GOD DOES NOT FORGET HIS PROMISES! “(for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.” (Deuteronomy 4:31) God remembers every promise He ever made to the fathers of the faith. He will not forget the promises Christ made to us, either. The most precious promise of all is probably the most well-known: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Isn’t that something to celebrate?
Let’s not forget to praise God today…because He’s not forgetful!