Memory is an interesting thing. A few months back I was scanning old pictures from my younger days in order to have digital copies of them. Some were of mission trips, some were of old friends I haven’t seen in a number of years, some pictures were from vacations, and some were even of old injuries I had. It was amazing how many different emotions I felt as I looked at the pictures. Some were feelings of joy as I recalled what the Lord did on those trips; others were sadness as I recalled old friends who have walked away from the Lord. Feelings of pain came over me as I looked at the injuries and recalled how unpleasant they were.
As I meditated on the above verse, I remembered that I don’t “Remember Jesus Christ” enough. The fact is that Jesus Christ is God, who put on flesh, so that we might be restored to have a relationship with God. Jesus Christ who has forgiven us by his shed blood. Jesus Christ who will one day come back and reign as king.
As we remember Jesus; who he is, and what he did, the good memories become great. And those memories that we’d like to forget or wish never happened…the reality of Jesus taking the punishment of those on the cross floods our minds and hearts.
Take some time today to actively remember Jesus.