Adam’s Devotional – August 29-September 4, 2019

From Adam…

Everything is memory.  Think about it. Memory is all brain development really is. You learn to roll over, crawl, and walk as a baby. As you develop muscle tone, you remember what worked before, and you add on to it until you’re walking.  In a very real sense, you don’t know how to walk, you remember how to walk. Everything we do is anchored in the recollection of what worked or didn’t work before. Why don’t you put your hand in a fire? Because you remember it burns you. What about the muscle memory of our souls? It seems like over and over again in scripture God is calling us to remember. Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt.  Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Take this bread, and drink this cup in remembrance of me. In a very real sense, we don’t know God is up to something, we remember that God is up to something. God calls us to remember because in remembering, we are being made new. We are a “new creation” as Paul put it to the Corinthians. God is literally re – membering us–forming and transforming us as we remember God. Could it be that one of the reasons God allows bad things to happen (notice I did not say “makes bad things happen”) is so that we can remember. We can remember that life continues after death. We can remember there is hope after despair.  We can learn and remember how to walk the path of grief and greet others on that path when they lose someone close to them. We can remember that there is a light shining in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.  Could it be that one of the reasons that God allowed Christ Jesus to suffer and die is so that we would remember that God is with us even in tragedies that make no sense? God is up to something . . . remember.

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