“Make tassels for the corners of your garments,” You instructed the children of Israel, through Moses. “And put a blue cord on the tassel at each corner.” The tassels were to serve as a visual reminder of Your commandments and of the need to obey them.
“Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt and the LORD your God brought you out with a strong hand,” You also instructed. “Remember that the LORD your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years,” You also said.
But what they remembered was the food of Egypt, not the hard bondage and toil. Not Your mighty deliverance. They remembered what they should have forgotten and forgot what they should have remembered.
And I too am guilty of this sin, remembering what I should forget: the things that You have forgiven.
And forgetting what I should remember: that I am a sojourner; to freely offer the grace that I have received from You. These are just a few.
Help me properly remember, Abba. Help me remember.// Especially help me remember how desperately I need You for everything, every moment. For remembering well is nourishment. It is self-care. It is an act of love.
This post was written for Day 11 of the 31 Days of Loving Well series. The prompt is, “Remember.” The content after the // was written after 5 minutes had elapsed. To read other posts in the 31 Days of Loving Well series, please click here or on the image below.