The ONE THING for today

Is God absent-minded?

  • Genesis 8:1 (NKJV) Then God remembered Noah…

“Then God remembered Noah…” (!!??)

What are we supposed to make of this verse? Did God forget Noah? Did God get distracted somewhere else in the universe or in the angelic realm and allow Noah’s situation to slip his mind? And then all of a sudden he remembers Noah, hits his head and says, “Uh oh, I forgot Noah; I wonder how he’s doing?”

And this begs the question: Does God ever forget us?

Rest easy, there was never a moment that Noah was not on God’s mind. The trouble comes from a misfortunate translation—the insertion of the word “then” before God. Virtually all of the other translations catch the proper sense much better by translating the passage: “But God remembered Noah…”

I know, you’re probably yawning right now. The last thing you need is a lesson in translating Hebrew—that I am sure of.

However, I mention this because in spite of what we know to be the truth—that God never forgets us, sometimes in the heat of trouble and trials it is easy to feel like He does.

This leads me to the ONE THING for today: No matter what you are going through right now, God not only remembers you, he is actively involved in bringing to pass his perfect will for your life.

It couldn’t have been worse during the days of Noah, but God brought him through those troubled times by constantly and steadfastly remembering to keep his promises to him.

Nothing has changed; God will do the same for you.


But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

Psalm 103:17 (NKJV)


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