I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. (Ps. 77:11)

RELICS OF PAST GLORY. Bones and shards and fragments. Bits of the past preserved under glass. Museums can be viewed either as dismal attempts to live in the old days or as reminders of great deeds and great people.

Who, for instance, cannot feel inspired at seeing Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, or the Apollo 16 capsule? These relics keep us anchored to the truth that life can be lived well. They give us hope for today.

The psalmist Asaph knew what God had done. He remembered the old days and the songs of praise he had sung in the night. But he was having difficulty in the present. He was distressed and stressed, and he would not be comforted.

Knowing that he could not lie around and wait for a good feeling, Asaph determined to take action. He resolved to remember and consider and meditate on the victories God had won and on the mighty things He had done for the nation of Israel. In this way, Asaph would keep alive in his heart the power of the God he served.

It is the same for us, especially as we try to live out our faith and demonstrate that divine love rules in our hearts. The God who worked in and through us yesterday still lives today, and He sheds His love abroad in our hearts.

Name three things God has done for you, and thank Him.

Valorie Quesenberry is a pastor’s wife, mother, author, speaker and editor of a publication for Christian women. She has a passion to communicate biblical truth concerning today’s issues.

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