, a member of the borage family, consists of a light blue flower regarded as a symbol of friendship. As Spring showers bring May flowers, Forget Me Not arrangements are a popular gift. Despite their beauty, time will cause the most gorgeous flowers to fade. Likewise, absence can cause anyone to forget an important anniversary, birthday or relationship.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you,” Isaiah 49:15.
Distance, distractions and neglect are primary factors which lead to forget. Work hours may cause a father to not spend enough time with family. Misguided priorities can steer someone off course, resulting in poor choices and wasted opportunities. Finally, a state of busyness can lead faithful followers to fall away from God, gradually slipping away by missing church, godly fellowship and quiet times praying and reading the Bible.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. – Psalm 137:5
Psalm 137:5 acknowledges that even God’s chosen people were vulnerable to a short term memory. Thus, to avoid this from going any further, this servant of God asks to lose their gifts and talents rather than abandon the Lord. Today, one careless decision, lazy day or rut can break God’s heart. While Valentine’s Day is full of Forget Me Not cards, one prayer from heaven rains down to earth daily, hoping God’s children will not forget their heavenly Father.
by Jay Mankus