Do you remember when you got engaged? Heard the news about a family birth? Or maybe the day you graduated? Those details stick out in our minds, just as clearly as our wedding anniversary or birthday; or when we moved into our new home.
So it was with the Israelites when they were about to take possession of the Promised Land. Note these phrases from Deuteronomy 1:1-5.
They were in the wilderness east of the Jordan. It was the ‘the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month.’ and it was after they had defeated Sihon…Og….’ and it was ‘east of the Jordan in the territory of Moab.’
Enjoy the remembering because remembering calls us to remember our original happiness, excitement and joy. It gives us a guide post when we lose our way.
Prayer- Father God, draw us to remembering all you have given us to remember with joy over the years. Amen.