We are a forgetful people. Dedicate yourself to remembering the important things in life.
Memorial Day is set aside for us to remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives serving in the US armed forces.
Remember that freedom isn’t free. It is bought with blood and protected by sacrifice. I thank God for the freedoms that we enjoy in America. I acknowledge those who died so I could live. I appreciate every family that has sacrificed to protect us. Thank you for your service!
Have you ever forgotten something important? We all have.
Commit to remembering the significant things in life. Set up reminders. In the Old Testament, they would erect altars to commemorate important events. What systems do you have in place to remember important things?
Mark 6:51–52 “And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.”
Mark 8:16–21 “And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?”
The disciples’ hearts were hardened because they forgot the recent miracles of Christ. We are prone to the same mistakes. Forgetful people are ungrateful people.
We tend to remember the bad and forget the good. Make a conscious decision to reverse that tendency. Remember the goodness of God. Remember the Cross. Remember the sacrifices of others for your good. Remember the Truths that make you free. Thank God for salvation. Thank Him for the good things in your life.