I was reading Psalm 59 and verses 10-11 stood out to me. They said,
God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
But do not kill them, Lord our shield, or my people will forget.
And so I ran a quick search through all of the scripture, looking for passages that talked about forgetting, and it’s amazing how frequently the topic comes up. It comes up in the context of forgetting our youth, forgetting our shame (more new testament than old, it seems), NOT forgetting our God and forgetting our way.
With so many passages admonishing us not to forget our God and the works He has done, it reminds me that we are a forgetful people. That I am a forgetful person.
In a few months it will be spring. A few months after that, it will be summer. I know that most days I will drive to work, taking in the green grass, blooming flowers and green-budded trees and I will forget the waist-high snow drifts and bottle-necked roads. And that is just the weather.
We are about to have our world rocked next month with the birth of our twins. And I have a feeling it will become easy to get caught up in just getting through each day. I hope that we will not forget the work that God has started in us.