“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known to the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always; remember the wonders he has done.” Psalm 105:1-4.
We need to remember what the Lord has done in our lives. Moses kept reminding the Israelites of God’s faithfulness. Yes, sometimes he complained, not about God but about God’s people who complained. Yes, it is hard to live in a world where people are constantly grumbling and griping. But in this, remember what God has done.
In his book Recapture the Wonder, writer Ravi Zacharias explores the wonder of creation. It seems we forget often what God has done, the wonder of creation in the waterfalls and Redwoods, the celestial skies at night or in the reds of sunset or a blood moon. Mostly we forget that God is always with us and is working on our behalf even when we don’t see him. I paused in my New Year’s contemplation to remember what God has miraculously revealed or done for me, before and after I trusted Him as my Lord and Savior.
· He saved me and a friend from death in a plane crash at the foot of Mt. McKinley in Lake Talkeetna.· He saved me from death falling down a waterfall in Dead Man’s Creek in the Yukon.
· He saved me from my sin as I drove home from Portage View Hospital where I served as CEO, and redeemed me in his love.\
· He miraculously and instantaneously healed me from deadly tick-borne diseases.
· He brought me the Father’s love and lifted me from the floor with His Holy Spirit.
· He took me through the valley of the shadow of death in an imploding church crisis to a place of brilliant healing.
- He saved me and my wife from death in a head on car crash in St. John and showed me his promise in Psalm 27, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.”
He is Immanuel, God with us and he will keep His promises to
save us from ourselves and the world as we trust in him, even though we will go
through valleys of the shadow of death. Let us remember His Wonders!