Psalm 93; Deuteronomy 11:1-17; 1 Timothy 6:13-16

"Remember today that it was not your children (who have not known or seen the discipline of the LORD your God), but it is you who must acknowledge his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm..." Deuteronomy 11:2

I am struck by the call to “remember” in connection with the emerging generation. As parents it is our responsibility to “remember” what God has done. We have lived life and seen God at work in our lives. We get to share this with the next generation.

What is remarkable, is that they will in turn be responsible to do the same.

No one generation’s experience of the divine is going to be exactly the same as the previous. Yet, the principles will carry through.

In Psalm 93 we read, “Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore."

In 1 Timothy we find the following, “As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

When we remember the works and decrees of God in our lives we acknowledge them for those coming after us. They then experience these decrees and works and pass them along.

As I think of these things I am left asking the question, “Am I acknowledging the work of God before my children?”

Scrabble tiles that read, “people remember stories.”