We’ve all done it, and with increasing frequency as we get older. You know, asking your wife where your keys were, only to realize they were in your hand. I came across this funny story to highlight how forgetful we can sometimes be. Someone wrote, “I once made chicken soup, simmered the carcass for hours with lots of vegetables. Then, when it was all nice and tasty, I grabbed a colander and poured all of the liquid down the sink. I just stared there at the bones for a few minutes, trying to remember what the next step was in the soup-making process.” Yikes, none of us would ever do that, right?
Our reading today brings us to Psalm 106, which is assumed to be written by David. In much of this psalm, David rehashes part of the history of the children of Israel and then writes in verse 13, “They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel.” He then repeats this thought in verse 21, “They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt.”
Now one could argue whether or not the Isrealites truly forgot, as in “hon, where are my keys?” or if they willingly forgot in the sense that they chose not to remember God’s working on their behalf. But either way the challenge exists for us today. How easily do we forget God’s work in our lives? This past February marked the 24th anniversary of my salvation and it did me good to pause for a few minutes and reflect on the work of God in my life that brought me to that place of repentance and faith. And beyond His saving work in my life, His hand of guidance, protection, and blessing is something that I often take for granted of. In a real sense, because of the business of life I forget about His works. How about you? Has it been awhile since you reflected on His hand in your life? The constant blessings we so often take for granted? Take a few minutes today and remind yourself of His goodness!