TITLE: I Can't Remember
By Clyde Blakely
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I Can’t Remember
I can’t remember. Is this a foreshadowing of things to come? I can’t remember where I put that thing. What was that thing anyway and why did I need it? I can’t even remember where I was yesterday.
Why can’t I remember? Didn’t I get into a fight with what’s-his-name over something? What was it about? Who was it anyway? Why can’t I remember?
Will this get worse? What else will I forget?
The Bible tells us that everything in this life reveals things about our God, everything (Ps. 19, Romans 1:20, I Peter 1:3-9). We see through a glass darkly but then face to face we shall see clearly for we will be like Him (I Cor. 13:8-12).
And He can’t remember either! What?! Is God losing His mind? No, God chooses not to remember certain things. He has promised not to remember our sins once He has forgiven us (Isa. 43:25, Acts 3:19, Jer. 31:34). If God says He will not remember them, He will not remember them. If He ever did remember them then He would be lying and, well, He would no longer be God.
Why can’t I remember this?
If everything in this life is a foreshadowing of things to come, is forgetting things here part of this? God says that the former things of this life will pass away and not be brought to mind. He shall wipe away all tears (Rev. 21:4). The thorns and thistles of this life will no longer exist when we do to live in His home.
Why can’t I remember now? Perhaps, just perhaps, it’s God giving you a glimpse of your future. Rejoice and be glad in it! When life is long and filled with troubles and we reach a point where we can’t remember those past things, perhaps it is a blessing in disguise.
When we do get to Heaven, are we going to want to remember where you put that thing (what ever it was), are you going to need it now, or remember where you were yesterday, or whoever that person was you had the fight with and what it was about? So you might as well start not remembering things and get in shape for Heaven now.
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