What I Read Today;
2 Corinthians 9; John 8; Hosea 11-12; Proverbs 25; Ezra 7-8; Deuteronomy 6
When I was a kid, every year, we celebrated V-J day. The anniversary of the end of World War II. Towards the end of the ’70s, for some unknown reason, the parade and celebration ended. Over time the memory of significant events begins to fade. 9-11 happened 18 years ago, but it seems that many have today forgotten what happened. The Gulf War occurred 27 years ago, that seems a distant memory now. Vietnam seems all but forgotten. On the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, my youngest daughter shocked me when she asked me what happened on D-Day.
In Deuteronomy chapter 6, God puts the emphasis on continuing to talk about our faith with our children and our children’s children so that they won’t forget what he has done. The less we talk about something, the more it fades into the past. The incredible things our God has done for us need to be kept at the forefront of our lives. That’s why it’s so essential for us to continue to stay in the scriptures, spend time in prayer, attend worship, and take advantage of the means of grace. We need to use these tools that God has given us so that we keep the memory of all that God has done for us alive in our minds and our souls. Then we can tell everyone of his incredible blessings and grace. Then we can be the ones to shout his message from the rooftops for everyone to hear.
Christians need to step out of the shadows and shout to the world about the glory, love, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ! We need to remind our fallen world that God truly loves them and wants a relationship with them.