This morning’s devotion was written by Pastor Jon Bergemann who serves our brothers and sisters at Trinity Lutheran in Woodbridge, VA. Enjoy!
Devotion: (Psalm 9:18) “God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”
“We will never forget.”
This phrase is often used in reference to what happened 12 years ago yesterday. We will never forget the horror of terrorist attacks upon our nation, those who died in the attacks, and the bravery and sacrifice demonstrated by those who responded to the attacks.
As we continue to wrestle with the effects of violence, war, and terrorism in this “post 9/11” world, perhaps this promise from Scripture will give us comfort: “God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.” (Psalm 9:18)
God will never forget your need for His forgiveness and unconditional love. So He will repeatedly proclaim His love and forgiveness to you in His Word and Sacraments. He will never forget your need for protection. So He will send His angels to watch over your coming and going. He will never forget your need to be forever freed from sin, evil, and pain. So He will work out all things in your life for your eternal good, calling you to a perfect, peace filled home in heaven at just the right moment.
In a life full of violence and hate, don’t forget the sacrifices of those who work day and night to keep you safe. But also remember the promises of your God, who governs all of history for the ultimate good of His people. In Him you have hope.
Remembering His promises with you,