As we get older, many of us face the problem of forgetfulness. Did you ever walk into the middle of a room, and then ask yourself, “what did I come in here for?” Come to think of it, I’ve been doing that for a long time! Did you ever think of God as being forgetful? He is, but His forgetfulness is by choice, and it is selective. In His great mercy He chooses to forget our sins, and not hold them against us. He said through Jeremiah, “I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (31:34) This is the marvelous forgetfulness of God! As we come to Him by way of the cross of Jesus Christ, He lets all of our sins fall to the ground right there, and sees us wearing the white robe of Christ’s righteousness. He remembers our sins no more. So, when we have those “senior moments” it reminds us of the wonderful grace that allows us to walk free with our Lord.
I ran into a sentence in yesterday’s newspaper that I wanted to comment on. It was a great line, and would have made in interesting Good Morning. The problem is that I can’t remember what it was. Senior moment or whatever, but it is gone, and I didn’t write it down. Moses had a similar problem with Israel. He told them a lot of important stuff, including the Ten Commandments, and he tried to help them to remember. “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them … tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”(Deuteronomy 6:6-9) But they, like me, too often forgot. My sentence in the newspaper was not all that important, but the word’s of the Lord are vital. We do all that we can to remember them, and to live them.