May 5, 2020
Reminders of Love
“I shall remember the deeds of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old.” Psalm 77: 11
When we experience a sudden dramatic disruption in our life we often remember those closest to us: their acts of unconditional love, their concern for us in times of loneliness, and their love and friendship when we need them the most. These are reminders of love that will live with us forever. The Psalmist in our scripture passage today recalls the Lord’s influence and effect on his life, probably at a time when he was in his greatest need.
These reminders of love remind us how important it is to build lasting and enduring relationships within our families and in our friendships, so we ourselves,our loved ones, and our friends have strong foundations of love and support during such times as we are experiencing now. Whether within families or amongst friends the building of relationships takes effort and time, but like most things in life the greater the investment the more enriching and rewarding life will turn out to be.
Prayer: Gracious God, help us to further strengthen our bonds with our family members and friends so we can strengthen on another in times of need and loneliness. Let us remember those who reached out to us so we can reach out to them. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.