“Their memories are short”

“Their memories are short”
January 20, 2009 No Comments Reflections Fady Eldeiry

President Obama replied in his speech to the skepticales reminding them their memories are short. They’re saying that the message of hope is too grand and that we can’t accomplish all this vision.

It reminds me of how we forget about God’s faithful when we run into crisis. That’s the age old issue that makes us sink into our current problems, get overwhelmed and forget how God has been faithful to us during our last crisis.

I know about short-term memory, my calendar has to be stuck to my phone, which has to be stuck to me at all times. If I don’t have that phone, I forget most of what happened during my day; I need to email myself quick notes in order to remember. I have to write down numbers, so I don’t forget them by the time I get to my destination to type them somewhere! That’s another reason I like technology, because it enables me to overcome some of my issues!

I’m very excited about the times we’re living in, where we can have hope that freedom will bring respect and human dignity to all. I like the statement Obama made about telling leaders everywhere, “your people will judge you by what you build, not what you destroy.” You bring it to yourself, by making poor choices of power that are selfish and forget about the people you’re leading. It’s like that saying that helps us when we’re down, “when Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!” Leaders with integrity think of others before they think of themselves; they think of coming generations and their future. They’re selfless.

The reward of someone taking care of others has always proved high. Jesus’ reward was resurrection and life! That’s His promise to us also! That’s freedom!

I’m proud of America today and I’m proud to be an American.

“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5 (NIV)

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