Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday in Advent 1

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Vv. 2-3 We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor or love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

As I read these words on the plane this morning I couldn't help but think of you, about whom I cam easily say these words. I was especially struck by the word "remembering." Memory is a powerful thing, one of God's greatest gifts. Here Paul treats it as a form of prayer, and perhaps it is fundamental to all prayer--and hope.

Remember me today and I'll remember you and together our memories will keep the fire of hope burning.

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