One of the best-selling business books over the past couple of years has been author Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. Remembering has value, in business and in life – and particularly in our spiritual lives.
Did you know that there are competitive memorizers who compete in the World Memory Championships? The record-holder in the names and faces event memorized 195 names with faces in fifteen minutes. In the “speed cards” category, someone memorized the order of cards in a shuffled deck in under 22 seconds. I can barely recall my own cell number.
This Sunday’s message, appropriate for Memorial Day weekend, is “Don’t Forget to Remember.”
A quick scanning of the Bible makes apparent the importance that is placed upon remembering. Throughout the Holy Scriptures we find references to monuments, memorial feasts, and ritually repeated stories, all of which serve to reinforce the sacred memory of the people of God. In various ways the great saving acts of God are rehearsed and re-presented so that believers would not forget what God had done for their sake.
When we forget what God has done for us we tend to fall into thanklessness. That’s why it’s important that we do not forget to remember that God is good…that you are loved…that light shines in the darkness…and that life has defeated death.
We have much to remember. We have many to remember. We have One to ultimately remember in a way that gives purpose for today and hope for tomorrow.
In our services this Sunday we will officially welcome Ryan, Katie and Jack Bien to FCCC as well as officially commission Ryan in his ministry here. The Biens are fantastic people and you will love them.
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