Pearls of Grace - October 14

Published: Oct 14, 2021

October 14

Memorial Songs

"Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations..."

Deuteronomy 32:7

Moses, God’s servant, was about to die when he penned a song for God’s people. It was a song that God said they were to take to heart for by it they would prolong their days in the land of Canaan. When we think of Moses, we think of a lot of things; leader, miracle worker, Hebrew, baby in a basket, courageous, one who stuttered, and murderer; but not a songwriter! Yet Moses was a songwriter, God’s songwriter. The song that God had Moses write was no ordinary song. This song was a powerful reminder of Who God was and all that He had done and to walk with Him and to remember Him in all their ways. It was a warning to them not to turn away nor forsake Him because He was their life. Is it any wonder that he wrote these words in his song; "remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations"?

What did God want to teach His beloved people? One word; remember, remember Me and all that I’ve done for you. We are inclined to forget the good when the bad comes along and during the good times we are susceptible to forget God and our hearts are easy prey to wandering. This was a remembrance song for God’s people and they were to sing it continually so their hearts would not forget the goodness of their God in Heaven. God knew that once they were in the land of plenty, in time their hearts would forget about Him and eventually turn away from following after Him. So, in His love for His children, He wrote a song, a song to be engraved upon the chambers of their heart; a love song to the God of their Fathers; a song that would keep them holy unto Him; But, would they sing this song of praise; this song of remembrance?

God wants us to remember all the wonders He’s done in our lives, all the times He has been there for us, those times when everyone else turned away and forsook us and He never did. The times He provided for us just in time, gave us a good doctor’s report when we feared the worst, gave us healthy children, a job, a meal on the table every night, a car to drive, a roof over our heads, the kindness of a stranger when we so desperately needed it, the love of a friend who prayed for us during a crisis hour, the support of a church or loved one, the time when He saved us from hell and put us on the road to Heaven. The time when our heart was breaking from a loss we had suffered and He wiped our tears away and wrapped His loving arms of mercy around us bringing comfort to our hearts. The time when he spared us from a tragic accident, the time He freely forgave us when we blew it, or whispered to our heart; "everything is going to be okay", or opened up a door that only He could open, and the list could go on and on. Every one of us have a memorial song!

Just as it was to the people of Israel, our memorial song will be life to us and it will prolong our days in the land. When’s the last time you sang your memorial song? Have you ever sung your memorial song precious one? Have you ever taken the time to sit down and write it out? This memorial song was to be taught to the children so they too would know what God had done! How will our children learn to write their memorial song if we never teach them ours? For the generation, yet to be created, may you raise your song of remembrance unto the God of our forefathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Teach your children to sing beloved and long after you are gone it will heard in the city streets.


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Originally published Thursday, 14 October 2021.