Every morning, on the way to work, I call my mom. Most of the time I’m running late, so my brain is in rush mode. Sometimes my thoughts get jumbled and things may not come out the way I’d intended, or at all! This was our conversation the other day.
Me: I was going to tell you something but I totally forgot what I was going to say. Oh well.
Mom: Well, it gets worse.
Me: ( Thinking that mom has drifted off to another conversation somewhere) Um…what gets worse? Said in a very sarcastic tone.
Mom: Not remembering.
Me: Not remembering what?!
At this point I’ve caught on to what she was saying. Mom is laughing hysterically.
Me: I’ll just talk to you later.
Wow! And I’m only forty… something! If it gets worse with age I’m in real trouble! If I’m stricken with Alzheimer’s or dementia, PLEASE, everyone have a good time with me!! Laugh at the things I say and do. Take me places for sheer entertainment! Don’t worry that I’ll be embarrassed. I won’t remember it in five minutes anyway! Repeatedly tell me jokes! If they’re funny, I’ll laugh every time! If that happens, there’s a good chance I’ll be even funnier than I am now! And you can blame it all on old age when I embarrass you!
Here’s one thing I believe. Good memory or not, if we read God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will bring it to our memory when we need it. We don’t even have to be super smart, or a bible scholar to understand God’s Word. We only need the Holy Spirit, who can make simple people wise!
Here’s something else. Never think a person is too young to understand. John The Baptist was filled with the Spirit in the womb! Start your kids off on The Word, then when they’re old, the Holy Spirit won’t let them forget!
Isaiah 55:8-11 “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.