Psalm 78:35 (ESV) “They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.”
More than likely you do not write with the same equipment and apps that I do. I am currently typing on an Apple wireless keyboard that magically displays the letters I type to my iPad which rests on a stand on my desk in my office. (Wow, that was a long sentence) I am typing in an app called iAwriter. The screen on my iPad goes completely white except the black text I type and the blue blinking curser (it really looks beautiful and clean if your into that type of thing). I typed all of that because I could not think of anything else to talk about other than the blue blinking curser. Moving on now…
Our memories are quite amazing. The Scriptures tell us out of the abundance of our heart, our mouth speaks. We certainly speak out of the abundance of our heart when we are responding to immediate happenings of the moment. Mostly it seems that we speak about things that happened in the past; whether that be the past ten seconds, minutes, hours, days, or years. We recall something we saw, read, watched, or felt moments earlier and speak that into the air in our current conversation. We remember the things we fill our hearts with, and out of that abundance we speak.
Remembering that God is ours is very important. The Psalm mentions the Israelites recalling the redemptive (redeemer) aspect and the strength (rock) of their God.
Our daughter Mercy would not have had any memory of God. She died before she came forth from the womb, and never had a fully formed brain. She does have a knowledge of God now that far surpasses my own. She has entered into the arms of her strong and redemptive King Jesus. She has no memory of sin, no idea of death, nor suffering, disease, or depravity. Even though she has no memory of the above mentioned things, JESUS does. And I would guess that he is filling her in even now about how he suffered all of the above things in our place. He was the strong King that became the redeeming King by taking upon himself our flesh, living a perfect life in our place, and taking the punishment for our sin. He died for our justification, and was raised for our glorification.
We are called to remember JESUS, our strong and redeeming King!