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The Tides of Remembrance


When I was younger, I somehow acquired this beautiful seashell. It was large, tan in color and had these spiky ends. I grew to love it not just because of it’s looks but because of what it held inside. Whenever I would hold it to my ear, I could hear the waves of the sea. A sea I’ve never been to but yet I could share this memory as if it were my own.

As you journey through the Old Testament, you can recognize the number one issue the Israelites had. They failed to hold up their “seashells” so they too could remember the goodness of God. Instead they allowed their surroundings to overpower their miraculous experiences. Which only led them further down the path of condemnation, regret and deep shame. It makes me wonder, if they were to listen to the memories stored deep in their heritage would they have continued on their crooked path? I mean, only God knows that but what about what that means for us?

Some of you may currently find yourselves struggling to make it through your current circumstances. But as Asaph teaches us in the scripture meditation below, there’s power in embracing the tides of remembrance. What are those seashells you have that when you hold them, they remind you of God’s goodness and faithfulness? Is it your journals? Some videos? Instagram Archives? Snapchat Memories?

Whatever and wherever they are, locate them today. And spend some time meditating on the goodness of God.

Scripture(s) Meditation:

“I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭77‬:‭6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.

When was the last time that you just simply meditated on the goodness of the Lord?


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Carrie Matos
Carrie Matos
Feb 02, 2023

Psalm 118 : 15-20

Shouts of joy and victory

resound in the tents of the righteous:

“The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!

16 The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;

the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”

17 I will not die but live,

and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

18 The Lord has chastened me severely,

but he has not given me over to death.

19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;

I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

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