May 29, 2016

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

The speaker at the Community Freedom Celebration in which our congregation participated reminded us how easy it is for humans to forget. There was a little trick people would use which consisted of tying a piece of string around their finger. Seeing or feeling the string would remind them that there was something that they needed to remember to do. Of course, the string couldn’t tell them what that was. Memorial Day is a string around the finger to remind us that we need to take time to remember the blessing of freedom and those who sacrificed that we might have it. It won’t make us remember; only remind us that we should. It’s been said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” People died so that we can have and enjoy our lives. We can often forget that. It is God who gives us what we have and enjoy. We can forget that too. This week, what do you need to remember?

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