Remembering leads somewhere. If all we do is remember, the purpose of the remembrance has not been served. Isaiah 64:5 says, You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, you were angry. How then can we be saved?” The man who remembered God’s ways did what was right. That was the result of remembering God’s ways. It would mock God if we remember His ways, and then purposely choose to disregard them. Aren’t you thankful for God’s overflowing mercy and grace that extends to us even when we do exactly that…disregard His ways. Still, our striving to honour Him should continue because of our remembrance. What does your remembrance of His ways lead you to?
Recently we’ve been learning the song, “Remembrance” at our church. I love the lyrics of the chorus:
Lord, we remember You
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship You
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to Your invitation, we remember You*
Isn’t that a beautiful truth. When we come to the table of communion, it leads us to worship. If it doesn’t, could we not ask “did we really remember?”
Remembering the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform should lead us to thanksgiving.
Remembering God’s ways should lead us to action.
Remembering Christ’s death on the cross should lead us to worship.
What does your remembrance lead you to?
*Click to listen to "Remembrance" (The Communion Song) by Matt Maher & Matt Redman