God Never Forgets
Quick—who won the last three Super Bowls? Unless it was your favorite team in all three, you might struggle with a ready answer. Memories blur together; only sports nerds obsess over the record books while the rest of us just plan to enjoy this year’s game.
I am glad that God’s memory is better than mine. He tracks the rise and fall of nations, the growth and decline of cities, the ebb and flow of population and wealth. He monitors rainfall and snowfall, remembering to keep the seasons in the rhythms He promised to Noah.
More important, He remembers every one of the promises and commitments that He has made over the centuries. Not one will fail; not a word will fall to the ground. When the priest Zechariah’s tongue was finally loosed after his enforced nine-month silence, he burst into praise to his God who had come “to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear” (Luke 1:72-74).
God’s infallible memory will ensure that he remembers to show mercy to you as well. His memories of His baptismal covenant with you are vivid, and you too can serve him without fear. He will never forget you.