Sony’s Thoughts: Remembering
The end of the year is always a time of reflection for me so I don’t think it’s a coincidence that God has me reading through Deuteronomy right now. The book is full of Moses reminding the people of the importance of remembering–the good and the bad, the blessings and the punishment, the progress and the wanderings. It was important that they remembered where God had brought them from so that they would be more grateful for where He had brought them to. How easy it is to forget what life used to be like. For myself, I think of my life 20 years ago, and it seems like something I read about. Was that really me?! But it brings me to a place of overwhelming gratitude to God that He did not leave me there but that He saw my desperation, had mercy on me, and adopted me into His family.
In a way, we have all been called out of Egypt and are on our way to the Promised Land. The road’s not always easy. There are giants we have to fight and mountains we have to climb but if we are obedient to follow God’s every command, we will conquer these things and win every battle until we have reached our Home.