Oct 23 – Forgetfullness

Someone told me recently about three elderly sisters, 96, 94 and 92. Living together. One day the 96 year old stepped into the bathtub, and stopped, wondering if she was getting in or out. Meanwhile, the 94 year old was halfway up the stairs and stopped, trying to remember if she was going up or down. So she called down to her 92 year old sister in the kitchen. The younger sister, pleased that she wasn’t forgetful like her sisters laughed and pounded on the table and answered, “Just a minute, somebody’s knocking at the door.” I also read that U.S. researchers may have found a protein, RbAp48, that plays a major role in normal, age related memory loss- and the condition could one day be treated with drugs. Whatever our age, I’m, sure we could all use some help. But did you know that God forgets too? When we sincerely acknowledge our wrong-doing He forgives, and forgets. His forgetting is described in the book of Isaiah with the words,” I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell