Just how important is your memory?
Without it you no longer would be able to function at your job. On your way home you might have forgotten which daycare you left your child at. You may have forgotten to pick up dinner on the way home. But even if you did pick it up you might not remember where home is.
Not being able to remember will cripple you. Without question, memory is the most precious gift we have from God. Memory is the foundation upon which all your senses rest and have meaning. Memory is the realm in which all your emotions exist and are filtered into actions.
Every society and culture throughout time had ways of reminding themselves nationally of memories that have meaning to all their people. We use holidays to celebrate and remember events that we care about as a nation. These holidays become traditions etched into the very fabric of our culture and who we are as individual people.
Holidays become days of remembrance that are joined to events of significance we want to honor: Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, even down to our Birthdays honoring the day we received life.
God is aware that we also need ways to remember HIM. For without the establishment of holidays that cause us to remember HIM…we will forget God.
The problem we have as humans is that we have created a multitude of holidays to honor us. Then we have created Christmas and Easter and commercialized them to the point that they honor us too.
We forget Christmas and Easter are not holidays….they are HOLY days so we can honor and remember the GOD that made each of us.
“Do Not Forget ME, Oh My Children, says The LORD.”