Why Remember?

when I am on the mountain top, let me remember my journey through the valley,         lest I neglect to show compassion to those in the valley,                                                       for I will be in the valley again.

In times of abundance may I remember my times of want,  lest I forget to be generous to those in need,  for I will be in want again.

when I am enjoying the sun, may I remember the rain, lest I forget to be grateful and give thanks,  for I will see the rain again.

when I know joy, may I not forget my pain, lest I forget to show sympathy to those who are hurting,  for I will know pain again.

when kind words encourage me, let me not forget the wounds of cutting words, lest I fail to speak encouragement to those who need it,  for I will need encouragement again.

in healing, let me not forget what it was to be ill, lest I forget to care for the infirm,  I will need healing again.

when I am rested, let me not forget what it was to be weary,  lest I neglect to provide a respite for those who are tired,  I will be weary again.

when my heart is whole, let me not forget how it felt to live broken hearted, lest I forget to show kindness to those whose hearts are broken,  for my heart will be broken again.

when my burden is light, let me not forget what it was to carry the heavy load of my cares and my sin, lest I neglect to bear another’s burden, for I will be heavy laden again.

when I am walking in Your light, Lord;  let me not forget what it was to walk in the darkness, lest I neglect to share Your light with someone else, for I will walk through dark times again.

when all is calm, let me not forget the storm, lest I forget to sing Your praises, God, in both; for I will be in the storm again.

in my laughter, let me not forget my tears, lest I fail to lighten others’ hearts; for I will need laughter when my tears fall again.

when I am filled with hope, let me not forget my times of despair, lest I have no empathy for those who are struggling,  for I will see times of despair again.

when I am surrounded by those dear to me, may I not forget my times alone, lest I fail to reach out to those who are lonely;  I will walk alone again.

when I am filled with faith, let me not forget what it was to doubt, so that I can reassure those who doubt;  for I may yet doubt again.

when I am home, let me not forget what it was to wander, lest I fail to welcome every returning prodigal home;  for I was once a prodigal in need of welcome;  I could yet be a prodigal again.

Let me remember always, Heavenly Father, Your all sustaining, ever present comfort, that I might share it freely with all;  remembering and rejoicing, in being both the comforted and the comforter.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  (1Cor. 1:3-4)

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago.  I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds.”  (Psalm 77:11-12)

sincerely,                     Grace Day

 

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