Even though we might forget what we look like, God will never forget us.
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“Can a woman forget her nursing child? Will she have no compassion on the child from her womb? Although mothers may forget, I will not forget you.”
Isaiah 49:15 God’s Word to the Nations
It was March of 2014 and I had finished speaking to the adults at Ocote Pando, Honduras when I joined the children outside as they gathered under the pine trees.
I was taking pictures of the children when this young man came up behind me. I thought he wanted to look at my camera, but he wanted something else instead. He didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Spanish. So, we did a lot of pointing.
After a couple of minutes I figured out that he was asking me to take his picture. I took a few quick pics and showed him the results. He seemed satisfied and happy to see his picture, but I wondered if he forgot what he looked like. You see, he asked all of us to take pictures of him.
It’s easy to forget what we look like. Our memory isn’t that good.
Does God forget what we look like?
God’s memory of us goes deeper than outward appearance. He hasn’t forgotten us. He hasn’t forgotten you.
He knows your joys.
He knows your pain.
He knows you…and he will never forget you. The empty tomb is God’s guarantee that you are never forgotten.
Picture and Text Copyright Douglas P. Brauner