Forgetting but Not Forsaking

Have you ever forgotten something?  Or someone?

Recently, while sitting in my office here at the hospital one late afternoon, I continuously glanced at the time on my telephone, wondering, “When is he coming?”

A few minutes later, I received a call from my husband Jeff, asking “Where are you?”

“I’m in my office,” I responded.

“What are you doing there?” he then asked.

“Waiting for you to pick me up.”

“Oh, my gosh!” he exclaimed.  “I forgot you! I’m already at home!”

While this has brought much laughter to my home, it also demonstrates how even the most significant relationships can be forgotten.  There is no blame here; accidentally neglecting someone does happen.  Likewise, it can happen here in our work environment.  When it does, though, let us not be the first to cast judgment but to extend the grace and mercy of the Lord, remembering to treat others as we would want ourselves.

Let us pray:

O God,

You remember us always, never forgetting nor forsaking us.  Help us to be mindful of others, acting as You would with love.

In Your name I pray,

Amen

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