Saturday, October 21, 2023

Orange Moon Saturday, October 21, 2023 "The Remembrance of His Remembrance"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"The Remembrance of His Remembrance"


       "He personally remembers each of us, to the degree of our hairs being numbered.  His mind makes this possible.  His heart makes it living, loving, and actual."        


   We all need reminders.  This especially applies to God and His truth.

     "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth" (II Peter 1:12).

   We may think we know certain truths quite well, and in relative terms, this may be the case.  However, the Apostle Paul declared that we know nothing yet as we ought to know (I Corinthians 8:2).    God and His truth exist as infinite realities, never to be fully discovered.  We can know some, we can know more, but we can never know all.  Our human weakness also plays a factor, as does the fact of living in a world wherein spiritual enemies ever seek to distract us from our Lord's presence, involvement, and working in our lives.  We therefore do well to give thanks for the means of remembrance our Heavenly Father makes available to us, including His Spirit, His Word, His people, and His providential working along the pathways of our lives.

    One of the greatest of all truths to be remembered is that we ourselves ever abide in God's recollection:

    "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art My servant: I have formed thee; thou art My servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of Me" (Isaiah 44:21).

    God does not forget His people, be it His earthly nation Israel, or His Heavenly family, the church.  Of course, as One possessed of infinite understanding, He cannot forget us in terms of awareness and knowledge.  However, the matter involves far more than merely the technical, wondrous as this is.  He also personally remembers each of us, to the degree of our hairs being numbered (Matthew 10:30).  His mind makes this possible.  His heart makes it living, loving, and actual.  We do well to remember this, as much as any other truth we seek to plant and nurture within our hearts.  Indeed, the remembrance of His remembrance will encourage and challenge us to continue our journey with Him in times of blessing, difficulty, and the everyday moments of life.  

    "Thou shalt not be forgotten of Me."  The assurance reads as pure poetry of prose.  Remembering it graces our hearts even more as the most enlivening and invigorating of promises.  Yes, remembering that our Lord remembers, and that He does so in the fulfillment of His faithfulness, goes far in empowering our own recall of "things which are most surely believed among us," and of things we must not forget (Luke 1:1).

"Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me."
(Psalm 49:16)
"I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old."
(Psalm 77:11)

Weekly Memory Verse
    Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
 (I John 4:10)







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