“Let me get the camera. . .”
We try to capture the moment that a memory is made. A few days ago I took a trip and captured memorable moments with people I love. The pictures will help me recall the good time we enjoyed.
This week my three-year-old granddaughter and I baked cookies together. I snapped a couple of pictures for the memory.
Moses did not have a digital camera. Just think of what his photo album would contain. A page of crossing the Red Sea, a memorable picture of the tablets of stone, and oh yes, water out of the rock!
Although the camera was not used then, Israel’s oral history captured those memories. They are repeated through the Bible narrative again and again. “When the Lord brought you out of Egypt. . .” is used 54 times according to e-sword and other variants are sprinkled throughout the books of history, in the Psalms, by the Prophets reminders, and with Peter’s opening sermon in Acts at the establishment of the local church. The oft repeated phrase reminded them of the All-Powerful God who enabled the followers of Jehovah to cross a sea on dry ground.
Next time you reach for your camera to capture a memory; please also remember the Mighty God and think back on how graciously, mercifully He has guided you.
Today I heard the pastor, Allister Beg, giving out Biblical content, then stopped and said, “There are really only two things we need to know: I am a great sinner, and Jesus is a great Savior.” What a wonderful memory is captured in my heart the day I confessed my sin, and Jesus became my Savior. Do you remember the time you received Jesus as your Savior?