"You did not forget
to punish the guilty
or listen to the cries of those in need."
Those first four words have captured my heart this morning. You did not forget.
We are living in a time when something is wrong every single day. Hurricanes. Investigations. Allegations. And this morning, the worst mass shooting in the history of America. I watched the news this morning, watched the people falling to the ground, watched the victims tell their stories, watched the dumbfounded brother of the shooter who couldn't answer the questions because a) his phone wouldn't stop ringing, and b) he had no answers either.
And I recall these words this morning. You did not forget.
Those four words have prompted me to make a list of the things my God has not forgotten. And sure, I could list them in bullet points with just a few words to highlight each one. But each one matters to me - and to Him - so I chose to write each complete thought as a complete sentence, since each one is a complete truth.
You did not forget about me.
You did not forget about Tucker.
You did not forget about Tyler.
You did not forget about my aching heart.
You did not forget that my children were fatherless.
You did not forget how I love to love.
You did not forget that I was single,
or even more so, that I was a single mom.
You did not forget that children everywhere are hungry.
You did not forget about the senseless violence that is happening everywhere.
You did not forget that you are the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace.
You did not forget that we need you.
You did not forget to be faithful.
You did not forget that we are waiting for you.
You did not forget your promises.
You did not forget to remember.
You did not forget the sparrows.
Even as I wait, he has not forgotten.
Make your own list today. Start with the words "You did not forget..." and then listen to what your heart needs to know he remembers. Ask him to show you.
He did not forget your sadness.
He did not forget that you still want a baby in your arms.
He did not forget your cry for healing.
He did not forget you need a job.
He did not forget you have bills to pay.
He did not forget what you have lost.
He did not forget our nation.
He did not forget you've been betrayed.
He did not forget about you.
He did not forget.
So good. Sometimes hard to remember in the chaos of daily life.
It reminded me of this video I watched not too long ago. Sharing it here because it ties in so perfectly.
Dear Tricia, my daugher, Alison has shared your story with me. I am reading your book. I can't begin. To know how you feel, but I know God can walk thru all of your tomorrow's with you. You have an amazing testimony. You are in my prayers. God Bless.
Apparently this is what I needed today because I am sobbing after reading this. <3