On that infamous morning of September 11, 2001 we were in Brazil. I was ironing clothes in our living-room and my husband was in a store buying this very computer that I am using as I write this. Then a friend nearby phoned to inform me of what had happened in NYC. We were so far away, geographically, from what was happening but our hearts and minds were right next to them-our people in our country. Over the next several days and weeks we very often heard the phrase "we will never forget" or "we will remember".
Indeed, we have much to remember and never forget...but not only regarding 9/11. Did you know that the Bible has the word "remember" (or a form of it) at least 200 times? Can it be that remembering is an important thing to do? Indeed! I would personally like to do a little Bible study regarding that word, for I would like to be reminded of those things that God wants me to remember. In my years of increasing forgetfulness, may it never be said that I forgot what He has done for me!
"I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old." (Psalm 77:11)
But God remembers, too. How wonderful this is! Many verses speak of the things that He remembers...or not, such as our sins that have been forgiven. The day will come, perhaps it has already, when many people will forget 9/11. Not so with our God. He will always remember what needs to be remembered!
"When He maketh inquisition for blood, He remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the humble." (Psalm 9:11,12)