Our God who remembers us!
Verse for Today: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Psalms 115:12a – The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
We live in a world which forgets people, circumstances and experiences in a short span of time. We tend to forget the people who touched our lives in the past. People try to discredit what others have done for them. Time makes us to forget the loving touches which we would have experienced in our lives. When we forget the good deeds of others in our lives, we tend to be less grateful to them and for them. But our Lord is not forgetful of us and our good deeds. Whatever it is that we have done for Him will never be forgotten. He will announce these in the presence of God the Father and His holy angles. He will give us credit for what we have done and reward us accordingly at the Bema. But He remembers us while we are here on the earth also. When we are forgotten by the people around us, including our kith and kin and household of God, our Lord still remembers us. He will not forget us or abandon us during our trying times and moments of needs. He might not respond to our needs when we expect it. Sometimes He comes ahead of us in order not to exasperate us. At other times when all hope is gone, He still comes to us. He rules and overrules our situations to reach out to us and touch us. When we are abandoned by others, He still remembers us. The whole world had forgotten Prophet Jonah, but the Lord remembered him in spite of his disobedience and gave him another chance in life and ministry. The people of the ship thought they had gotten rid of the problem man, but God was pleased to use Him as the man of the hour. When the whole world forgot Joseph while he was abandoned in the Egyptian dungeon, our Lord remembered him because of the grand plan He had for Joseph. When others rejected him, the Lord lifted him up. When Hannah was childless and rejected by others around her, the Lord remembered her and gave her Samuel and then five more children. Rachel was remembered by the Lord when He gave her two children and removed the scorn from her. This Lord is our God today and He will not forget us.
Dear reader, are you experiencing rejection in life? Do you find people who want to discredit you? Sometimes do you even feel that God has also forgotten you? But this will never happen because our Lord will never forget His children. God loves His children and expresses this love in all circumstances and situations. His love is perfect and there is no guile in it. Perhaps the people around might forget us and reject us. Perhaps when we are in trouble, our dearest and nearest might keep away from us. Perhaps no one around us understands our real situation with its implications. But even when the whole world forgets us and rejects us, our Lord will not reject us. He remembered us in our low estate and gave us His salvation as a special gift and made us His beloved children. We are precious to Him and He treats us as the apple of His eyes. When the world intimidates us and mocks us, He stands by us and stands with us. His power and strength will be poured out on us in times of our weaknesses, losses and failures. When the world heaps scorn upon us, the Lord gives us honour. When we are cut off from the honour roll of the world, we do not need to feel dejected because we are in the honour roll of Heaven. When we are forgotten by the world around us, the Lord remembers to remove our scorn and despises from us and adds His blessings to us so that our hearts will be filled with His joy and happiness. Today let us thank the Lord because He remembers us in all our situations and strengthens us to weather away the tough times in our lives with the joy of the Lord in our hearts.
Isaiah 49:15 – “Can a mother forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”
Thought for Today
God remembers us at all times not because of our merit, but because of His love and grace.
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OUR GOD WHO REMEMBERS US!!