111917-sermon124 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.  Exodus 2:24-25 NIV

My thoughts are not like your thoughts and my ways are not like your ways, yet to be remembered is important to both of us.  I am not flippant with my words or my actions. When I make a promise to never leave you nor forsake you, I never forget.  I established my first covenant in stone to show the permanency of my commitment that I desired between you and me.

But I know that you forget.  The cares of the world and the deceitfulness of the desires of your heart lead you to places that are far from my best for you. Like the story of the prodigal son, you slowly remember that life is different in my house. You begin to long for the joy, freedom and peace in your heart and soul that exists when we are close. However, you let shame keep you from returning.

But I remember my new covenant that was sealed by the blood of my son which he sacrificed in your place.  That event is ever before my throne reminding me of those who are washed clean from their past, present and future failures.  I remember that my son focused my attention to put my love upon you.  You are clothed with the righteousness that is befitting a child of royalty.  As a father has compassion on his child, so I have removed the shame and guilt of your sin from you.

Come to me! Washed, clean, forgiven, accepted and loved. I remember you, but your sins I remember no longer because of my Son, Jesus. I hear your cries for help, and I am near.  I see the dilemmas that weigh heavy upon your heart and I have a yoke ready to carry them for you.  I watch as you box yourself into a place of no hope, a place in which you tell me there is only one way out and it leads to despair.  But my hope leads to life. I am that I am. I remember you by name and by my everlasting covenant that was established in heaven and sealed by Holy Spirit.

You are mine and I remember to assist those that I love. I am the God who remembers.

Whispers from your Father, God

Audio of today’s Blog