As we continue the conversation on creating memories for our children, (see the intro, part I, part II, and part III, as well as quotes on the matter & our sidebar on grace), we now pause to reflect on Scripture for a moment… and recall that our lives are but a breath, and that memory is a blessing.
Creating Memories, Scriptures
to remind myself what the Lord says in His Word
A quick bible study search shows the word “remember” 230 times in NKJV and 234 times in ESV. A search of “memory” shows 10 times in NKJV and 11 times in ESV.
Often, it seems that it is a negative comment, saying that memory of a person/place will be wiped out as a curse for disobedience. We can deduce from that that keeping memories alive are a blessing. So here are just a few little Scriptures referencing memories and remembering, as we continue contemplating the subject of creating memories even now. Psalm 90 is a recurring theme for me, as it reminds us of our frailty and God’s timelessness, and the psalmist encourages us to number our days…
…remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God.
The memory of the righteous is a blessing…
…what she has done will be told in memory of her.
I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord,
And have comforted myself.
…you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.