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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"God Doesn't Forget"

August 18, 2007

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Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-8

Most of us don't like to be forgotten. The only exception I know to that rule is a fellow by the name of Paul Flasher. Paul was sentenced to five-years-in-prison for grand theft. After the sentencing, his lawyer told him to go home and wait for an official notice that would tell him when he was to report to jail. Flasher did go home, and he did wait. He waited for twelve years, while somebody in authority forgot all about him. They did finally come and pick him up. Paul didn't mind waiting, but he is the exception. The rest of us don't like to be forgotten.

We don't want to be forgotten on our birthdays or anniversaries. We don't want to be forgotten by our waitress when we go out to dinner. We're flattered when a new acquaintance remembers our name and a few small details of our life. Unfortunately, in most situations, we're just a number. If you feel forgotten by those around you, I hope you turn to the Lord and give thanks. He remembers everything about you. He not only remembers, He also cares, giving us an example to follow. Remember to take some time, single out one individual, and make him feel special. Let's each of us remember somebody, because God remembers us.

From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"

THE PRAYER: Dear God, thank you for remembering me. Help me to share the gift of Your love and salvation with those around me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Today's Bible Readings: Psalms 48-50    1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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