Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
My mother kept photo albums. She was a shutter bug. Volumes of them sat on the bookshelves. On rainy days, we’d take them down, thumb through them and recount the good times we had as a family. When the grandchildren came along, they picked up on the habit. Almost every visit included some time scrunching up on the couch and looking at the pictures of their Moms when they were young and hearing the family stories. Our history came alive for them. Even now, they can join in the Thanksgiving conversations of, “Do you recall. . .?”
Recalling our family times and remembering the good moments bonds us together. So does my mother’s love, even though she passed on years ago. How much more important is it to recount Our Heavenly Father’s love for us and all the times He sheltered us, taught us, did something special for us or even admonished us. The next rainy day in your life, scrunch up on the couch and go through your memories. Ask God to help you open that Spiritual photo album and together recall all He has done for you. Then, write them down so next time you, and perhaps your children and their children, can recount your family story – the one of a child and the Father who loved her so very much.