REMEMBERING WHAT WE FORGOT
Perhaps it never happens to you, but it happens to me all the time. I am constantly forgetting things: where I put the car keys, the password to an account, why I went to the grocery store (I know, groceries). Things like that.
I sometimes forget more important things, too. Many of those things have to do with my calendar. The importance of rest. The importance of time with Mary-Ellen and our daughters and son-in-law. The importance of carving out a day to spend with my parents. The importance of quiet time to read a good book. The central importance of prayer and time with God.
Somehow, those things don’t make the calendar. Urgent things do, but rarely do important things. As a result, I become forgetful.
So, I need people to remind me of what I’ve forgotten, caring people to remind me of what’s important. I need to live in a community that remembers and in communal remembering will not allow me to forget.
This Sunday we will begin a three-week sermon series entitled “Remembering What We Forgot.” We will be called, as summer begins, to remember the importance of Sabbath, of setting aside time for God, for prayer, for rest. We will gather to engage in an act of communal remembrance, so that hopefully none of us will forget. This week, we will begin by looking at Exodus 20:8-11 and be reminded that Sabbath is actually a commandment. We will “Remember. Keep.” and then gather around the Lord’s Table for Sunday dinner. I hope to see you there.
Now, if I could just remember who to send this to….
Grace and peace.