Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Word on Wednesday... (a day late)

Genesis 30:22- "God remembered Rachel; He listened to her and opened her womb."

God remembered Rachel; but had he ever really forgotten her? No! When the bible uses the word remember, it does not mean that God forgets and then suddenly recalls. God is Alpha and Omega; He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving. I doubt that God was sitting in Heaven and suddenly said, "Oh, yeah- I forgot about Rachel! I need to go ahead and answer her prayer." gives several definitions for the word, remember. Here are a few:

-To retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of:
(Ex- Remember your appointment with the dentist.)

-To bear (a person) in mind as deserving a gift, reward:
(Ex- The company is so good to remember us at Christmas.)

-To possess or exercise the faculty of memory:
(Ex- She always remembers her homework.)

Isn't the second definition great? That is exactly what God did for Rachel! He beared her in mind as deserving a gift from Him- the gift of being able to have a child.
I believe that when the bible says God remembers something, it conveys God's love and compassion for his people, as well as His promise to never abandon or leave us. He will never forsake us. He will never forget us. He will always remember us.


Cassie said... said...

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The Graves Gang said...

Just wanted to ask you to please be in prayer for my mom. We found out yesterday that she has 4 NEW cancer growths in her body & it is now in her liver. Please pray that God perform a miracle & heal her. She is a true & faithful servant. I have no doubt that she will be with the Lord when she passes but I am just not ready to let my momma go from this Earth. Please add her name to any prayer list that you know of. My dad as well - we are all struggling with this news. We are "looking at 4 months to a year" but I know that we serve a mighty physician and I believe with all of my heart that he can heal her.

Brittney said...

Such a great post. I know it's hard for me to realize that God knows and remembers EVERYTHING. It's so hard to wrap your brain around it.

Faith said...

Love that word and the picture of the rainbow...God is always faithful!!

Staci said...

This is great Amy. Thanks!!