A former missionary to Burkina visited recently. She was disturbed by a song that is popular in the U.S. right now asking God to “Remember.” Upon hearing her fervor I said, “God does not need to be reminded to remember us.” However, upon reflection and in quiet time, I realize that the cry of believers both in the Old and New Testaments pleaded with God to “Remember”. I recall many years ago as my mom was dying of cancer, I resigned my staff position and moved near her. I knew no one. I was alone. I was afraid. I was grieving. One evening, walking into the sparse apartment, I looked into heaven and cried, “Oh! My God. I know where You are. But I so desperately need to know that You know where I am!”

“Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long. Remember, LORD, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they have existed since everlasting.”
Psalm 25:5-6