I remember as a young boy going to our local fair in the town we lived. I was just a boy, but I was always amazed when we would pass people and they would remember my dad. My dad had played football, baseball, and basketball in High School. There were many people who had been in the stands when my dad was playing sports, and they still remembered how he had played many years later. They remembered my dad in days that I had never known (it was obviously before my time). They remembered my dad, but I noticed that many times my dad had no idea who they were.
For many of us, we have never been famous, and probably will never be famous. However, there is one Person Who will remember who you are. The psalmist wrote, “Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance” (Psalm 113:6). Everlasting remembrance … I like the sound of that. I am amazed that God remembers me. I am so thankful that no matter how many people here might forget me, I have a God in Heaven Who will keep me in “everlasting remembrance.”
Each of us ought to thank God for the truth that He will always remember us, but He there is something He cannot remember … “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). Did you catch that? God will never forget you, but He has chosen not to remember you sins! It doesn’t get better than that for the Christian. You may have trouble forgetting your sins, but God is committed to not keeping them in His memory. The Bible says that after you trust Him, He removes your sin as far as the east is from the west! God will not remember your sin, but He certainly remembers your name.
One day, my life on earth will end, but it is a wonderful thing to know that my name has been written in the handwriting of Jesus Christ in the Book of Life! When God opens the books to reveal who has been forgiven, He will see my name and yours (if you have trusted Christ). The truth is that when I step into Heaven, God Himself, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ will all remember my name (like the people remembered my dad years ago)! I am thankful that even though I sometimes forget about God and go about my own way, rebelling against Him, that He still remembers me and will keep me for all eternity. Think about the security you have in Jesus Christ, and take the time to thank God for keeping you close to His heart.
“Your life would read like a beautiful story, if you would just let God write it.” – Unknown