1 Chronicles 16:8, 11-12 – Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people …… Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
I don’t think I am unusual in this, but I have memories from my early childhood. I believe that memories can be established in our minds, and in our spirit-man, as we are impacted by what our senses perceive, especially if those points of impact are reinforced with love and kindness from those who flavor the moments with their presence. I consider myself highly blessed to have memories from my early childhood that have been seasoned and preserved in my life, even to this moment in time; memories I can share with others; memories that bear the mark of the Lord’s hand, not only in my life, but in so many lives that have impacted mine. How thankful I am for each of those memories!
And there are memories of much more vivid substance that were created from events in my life from that time forward; events of which I partook, and in many cases, the people involved are still alive to testify to the truth of them. And still there are the memories of others, decades and centuries before my memories, that have ample testimony for the proof of their truthfulness through the writings of multiples witnesses who have, with their own hands handled, their own ears heard, their own eyes seen, their full senses perceived, to stand the test of time. And all these witnesses speak of their own memories that each of us can set in the archives of our own spirit and soul.
It will be such memories, truly memorable events of which I prayerfully write the devotions for this year. You may have many of your own. Or it could be that your past has been one in which such testimonies and stories have been considered improper, implausible, or simply rubbish. It is amazing to me that there are yet people on the earth who believe people like Jesus, the apostles, and characters of the Old Testament are purely fictional, or at the best, real characters with fictional histories. Don’t think that so strange. There are yet people in the 21st Century who still declare the earth to be flat. I find it fascinating that there were more witnesses to the resurrected Lord than there were to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, yet in many schools, Biblical teachings are banned. To that end I ask you to turn your thinking. God is real. Jesus is alive. Holy Ghost is present in the earth today. The church is still the body of Christ, and God still works through the church to perform the supernatural.
Manna for Today – Acts 1:1-11; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-17; Philippians 3:13