“to retain in memory; keep in mind; remain aware of”
Sometimes, we feel like God has forgotten us. There are times when we feel alone, or that God is somewhere far away and doesn’t care to be with us (that is a lie from the enemy, by the way). Do you ever feel like your sin has created a chasm between you and God, and you don’t even know how to go back to Him? Does He even want you back or remember you?
Read Luke 15:11-32
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him ; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him .”
Jesus told this parable to exemplify our relationship with God the Father.
So, while we are still far away from God and “dead” in our sins, God remembers us, God sees us, God closes the gap through Jesus, and fully embraces us in our filthy state.
This is beautiful. This is our God.
God remembers His children.
When you feel far from God, remember this story. He longs for you to return home to Him. Just like a good father would, even while we are far from Him, He “remains aware of” us and “keeps us in mind”.
You are not forgotten. You are not too far gone. You are so loved by Him. Go home to your loving Father, because He is ready to embrace you.
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
“…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” -Hebrews 10:22-23