When I was looking over my list of prayer requests, I realized that some of the requests had already been answered. I thought about the ways that I have seen God at work in my life. It is important to remember, to store up our life experiences of God’s love and faithfulness.
Israel was instructed by Moses to remember.
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children. Deuteronomy 4: 7, 9
The Psalmist remembered God’s wonderful works.
Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered . . . Psalm 105:5
The Psalmist records how God rescued Israel from Egypt and gave them a land of their own. The Bible is a record of the works of God.
During advent we read about Mary’s experience.
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2: 15-19
‘The Angel Appearing before the Shepherds’ by Thomas Buchanan Read, Dayton Art Institute. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.