Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham, his servant,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers his covenant forever,
the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that he made with Abraham,
his sworn promise to Isaac,
which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as your portion for an inheritance.”
~Psalm 105:5-11 (ESV)
This time of year is full of wonder. Our culture invites us to remember the wonder of snow, mistletoe and Christmases long ago. But as followers of Christ, we remember the wondrous works God has done for us throughout the generations. We remember simply because God remembers us. In other words, God does not forget the promises made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Advent helps us to not forget that an everlasting covenant has been established with us as well through the Word God commanded.
So the Word became human and made his home among us.
He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s
one and only Son. ~John 1:14 (NLT)
God’s unfailing love and faithfulness is wonderful good news of great joy to all of God’s people.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
~Psalm 103:11-14 (ESV)
The greatest wonder this time of year is that our sins are removed by our Lord, the Son of Israel, who never fails to remember our need for a Savior.
Blessed are You, O Lord, who remembers.