He Will Never Forget

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Dianne Barkerby Dianne Barker

“You won’t ever forget me, will you?”

“Never!” I declared, scooping my petite five-year-old into my arms.

I had just recorded her relating experiences during her first days in kindergarten. I wanted always to remember this special time in our lives. She thought I’d made the recording so I’d remember her!

Forget her? My own flesh and blood? Not a chance! It isn’t a mother’s nature to forget her child.

I wonder how my heavenly Father feels when I ask such questions. Have you forgotten me? Do you know what’s happening in my life? Do you care?

I’m not the first to have such thoughts. They’re sprinkled throughout the Psalms.

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1).

Cabbages“Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (Psalm 10:1).

“Why, O Lord, do you reject me and hide your face from me?” (Psalm 88:14).

For every expression of doubt, there’s abundant assurance He will not forget. It isn’t the Father’s nature to forget His children.

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16).

Now that my daughter is all grown up, remembering sweet moments from the past still brings delight. I have not forgotten her.

We’ve turned another calendar page—a new year. Whatever lies ahead, I can depend on this: the Lord will never forget me.

Dianne Barker is a speaker, radio host, and author of 11 books, including the best-selling Twice Pardoned. Post adapted from Cabbages and Kings—Reflections on Living Abundantly in Christ. She’s a member of Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and Christian Women in Media Association. Visit www.diannebarker.com.

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