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Wednesday 14 November
What God will remember

Read Psalm 103:1–14
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger for ever … for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. (verses 9, 14)

Jenny was a church leader who gave me a gift to help cope with fractious deacons’ meetings and church meetings: to use Pooh characters, those loveable animals from the children’s stories. Ah, that person’s being a bit of an Eeyore; that’s a bit of a Rabbit attitude; all enthusiasm but little thought? Here comes Tigger. It was just so much like one of those stories when Jenny arrived at the door. On this day she had only to remember two things: an envelope to post in the postbox at the end of the street, and another envelope with a small sum of money meant for me. When she arrived at the door with one envelope, giggling uncontrollably, it was clear what had gone wrong.

What if God forgot, from time to time? Instead of speaking the word that brings order out of chaos he’s humming one of his favourite tunes (Mozart, I reckon). Or answers the prayers of one generation with a blessing that was meant for another – er, thanks for the flocks of sheep and camels, Lord, but we have a traffic situation in Islington. Peter rushes in to see him to point out the large crowd outside the pearly gates, but God has forgotten who is for upstairs and who for down.

Various passages remind us that God remembers. God remembers us, he knows us, knows that we are dust. He chooses to remember. He also chooses to forget. In his grace, with the love of a father, through the self-giving of Jesus, he chooses not to remember our transgressions.

† Lord, you know me. You also know those who suffer oppression, those in need of compassion. I know some of them too – grant me your strength. Amen