God knows that God’s people are always in danger of losing their spiritual memory. By Monday morning, you can’t recall the message of Sunday’s sermon. You moan about the food at breakfast and glance at a stunning sunset without giving thanks to the One who created it. It is as though you must relearn what it is to be a faithful follower each day. Perhaps that is why remembering is a dominant theme of the Bible.
—Missy Buchanan, From Dry Bones to Living Hope: Embracing God’s Faithfulness in Late Life (Upper Room Books, 2021)
Becoming more mindful of God’s movement in your past is key to aging faithfully and noticing God’s presence in the here and now. What practice could help you remember God’s faithfulness? Join the conversation.
I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;
I will remember your wonders of old.
—Psalm 77:11 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.*
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*Prayer attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr
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