When I dropped off a small gift to my friend Jayne, I said “It’s just a little something, nothing special really.” Jayne said – “Just to be remembered is a gift!”
Well, that takes the complaining out of our presents, doesn’t it? How then, can we possibly think that the rolling pin from Hubby is a not-so-subtle hint that we need to make more pies; or the perfume from Auntie is a suggestion that we need a shower? The children’s hand-made card does not imply that we are worthless.
Gifts are just that. A gift is something someone thought we’d like. Maybe that gift is all they could afford.
Like Jayne, the Apostle Paul appreciated being remembered.
1 Corinthians 11:2a -I appreciate and commend you because you always remember me in everything (AMP).
And Paul would like us to remember that at one time we were heathens, separated from Christ, with no hope, yet now we are brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:10-13)
“Just to be remembered is a gift!”
Prayer: Lord we remember and we are grateful that you remember us. Amen!