I forget a lot of things, I mean a lot. I put something here and the next minute I forget and the search party starts or I was supposed to ring my mother and by the time I remember, the day had gone. I am forever grateful for the intervention of technology, the beauty of just saying “Siri, remind me to text or call a friend or buy this thing from the supermarket.
While reading the scripture, I came upon a very popular verse Luke 22:19- And he took bread, and gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying, “This is My body which is given for you.This do in remembrance of Me”.
Also 1 Corinthians 11: 25-26 ‘in the same manner also he took the cup when he sipped, saying “This cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as yedrink it, in remembrance of me”. For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death until he comes.
I noticed the word remembrance was used each time, why? I don’t believe that only when it comes to the communion should we then remember what the Lord did for us, but that we should constantly remind ourselves and the people we livewith.
When we begin to forget what Jesus did for us, we start to want those meaningless things of the world. How many times do I do that? Every time. I look back at the people of Israel and realise that I act like them sometimes because God who miraculously divided the red sea to make them walk on dry land, and drowned their enemies. When something small happened to them, they forgot all the miracle and began to grumble and complain that it was better if they stayed in slavery than being in the wilderness with no food. Then God provides the food and they eat and are satisfied and forget about the miracle.
Most of us if we are to be truthful are just like that, one day a miracle happens and we praise God, the next day faced with difficulty, we grumble and complain to God, because we totally forgot what He had done for us before. If He done it before, He can certainly do it again, it is just that when we lose sight of what He did other less things becomes attractive.
Lord, from today I will continually remind myself of the things you have done for me in the past and I will completely trust that you can do it again and way beyond my imagination. Help me to fix my eyes on You so I don’t lose sight and begin to see other less things as attractive. Amen!