GOD REMEMBERS

 Acts Chapter 10 emphasis on 30-31 the story of Cornelius.  

“And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in thesight of God.” 

 

          Bonny and I worked for a janitorial firm in Eugene, OR in 1987/88 and our account was the first two floors of a large business office complex that was the headquarters for Chef Francisco (I spoke about working there in my blog, “I Bring Messiah”). We usually worked from 5 p.m. (when most of the people had gone home) to 1-2 a.m. depending on the work. 

          This one time, in the middle of winter, the day after a snow storm, as we were going through the offices emptying the garbage cans, cleaning the phones, dusting, etc. one of the employees was still in his office and I commented on the pictures of his two sons (2 and 4 years old). 

He said, “Do you know what I did last night? It was really coming down and the ground was already covered with snow. I put blankets around my boys and took them outside (it was well past midnight he said) and we played in the snow for a while.” 

I told him that he had set a memory in their minds that they would likely never forget! Even when they got older, they would say (and tell their kids), “Hey remember that time Dad took us outside in the middle of the night to play in the snow?!?!? That was cool!” 

Remember what God has done for you and like those young boys (who by this time are probably married with children of their own!) tell somebody! 

 

          “In the Old Testament examples, the text uses the Hebrew word zakar, which means “to remember.” But the definition goes deeper, for it also means to bring someone to mind — and then act on that person’s behalf. Zakar, then, is as much direct action as it is a mental exercise. 

Indeed, in every instance of God remembering, we see in the Old Testament that it always includes an action. For example, God remembered Noah, then made the water recede. God remembered Rachel, then opened her womb. And, years later, hearing the Hebrews’ cries for rescue, God remembered His covenant with their ancestors and rescued them.” 

(https://www.christianity.com/wiki/god/what-does-it-mean-in-the-bible-that-god-remembered.html) 

 

Christian! God does not forget you! He “remembers” you and in His remembering, He does something for you! So, when you see that God remembered you, write it down, tell someone, let people know that in your season of need (and sometimes even before you realize you have a need) God remembered you! 



FEAR NOT

 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 

          I was sitting at home watching TV when my VA PA called me. I had just undergone a CT-scan of my lower abdomen to check my kidneys, gall bladder and other organs at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City.  

          “Hey Walter, how are you?” I asked. 

          “I’m okay Mario. Are you sitting down?” 

          “Yes, what’s up?” Suddenly my stomach felt like I was in an elevator and just dropped a dozen floors. Bonny was sitting beside me and she looked at me with a quizzical look on her face. 

          “You have an aneurysm on your right common iliac. That’s the artery below your belly button on the right side. The hospital wants you to come down for another CT as soon as you can make it.” 

          My heart sank. It was bad enough that I had gone through two knee replacements in just that past year and now they were talking something really serious!  

          When my dad’s aneurysm was discovered in the middle of a CT it was so serious that many white coats came running into the room to talk with him. His was on the right side as well, but it was on the femoral artery and (having seen a copy of the scan) it looked like a ball of twine about the size of a baseball. 

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