Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Isaiah 49:15 NIV
In April of 1919, Isaac Pedlow, a Liberal MP, introduced legislation in the House of Commons to provide for an annual Armistice Day. All members of the House agreed that setting aside a day to honour the war dead was of high importance; however, some disagreed on whether that day should be fixed as the 11th of November. Pedlow had cited support from business groups that a remembrance day be held on a designated Monday in November and not specifically on the 11th so as not to inconvenience businesses and employers.
Today is Remembrance Day. Canadians have gathered each November 11 since 1919, the year after the First World War ended, to remember those who laid down their lives in order for others to live in freedom. Canadian social media posts will be filled with the three-word catchphrase for today – lest we forget – a reminder that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The Bible often speaks of remembering – often calling human beings to set up a memorial, or participating in a celebration – in order to not forget what the Lord has done. It also gives us a wonderful promise about remembering, but not in a way you might imagine. Listen to what Isaiah 49:15 says “‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” What a wonderful promise. You are always on God’s mind. He has not forgotten about you. He knows you and He loves you. It is always Remembrance Day for God. No matter what is going on in your life today, you are on God’s mind.
These have been words from the heart.