Last week I was reading the Maker’s book. He mentioned something very important, and I thought, “This is important! I must never forget this!” And I resolved to always remember what the Maker had said. After my time in the Maker’s book, I decided to mow the lawn. About 20 minutes into mowing the lawn I asked myself, “What was that amazing thing the Maker said in His book …you know, that important bit you vowed to never forget?” I searched my memory, and for 10 to 15 minutes I could not for the life of me remember what it was. Then it came to me, the Maker had said, “My people will say, ‘The Maker has forgotten us!’ …’Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even a nursing mother may forget her infant child, YET I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; you are continually before me.”

While it is certainly important for us to remember the Maker’s presence and promises …the MAIN MEMORY is that of our Author and Perfecter. And though it is impossible that He should ever forget His promises to us – He has nonetheless established signposts FOR HIMSELF! This is incredible! Without the aid of reminders, God is by nature infinitely and eternally unable to forget us (the infinite opposite of alzheimer’s is true of Him), and STILL He makes signs of remembrance FOR HIMSELF! Back when the Maker flooded the entire planet (destroying all but 8 people), after the waters subsided He put a covenant sign in the sky – He set His bow in the clouds, saying, “When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I WILL REMEMBER My covenant that is between Me and the creatures of earth, and never again will I flood the entire planet to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I WILL SEE IT AND REMEMBER the everlasting covenant between Me and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

So here’s the application: Whenever you are granted the gift of remembering these truths – savor them! Eagerly enter the Joy of our Author’s radical remembering!