Five Minute Friday: forget


“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands . . . .”
Isaiah 49:15, 16b

Feel the weight of the promise: He will not forget His own.

The question at the beginning seems almost rhetorical. Can a woman forget her nursing child? You can feel the audience shaking their heads. Of course not. Even were she inclined to forget, would not her body bear witness, ready with milk for the child who must be fed? It would be a strange mother who would forget, under such circumstances.

And yet, “Even these may forget.” Even these. The Lord drives home to us our frailty. Such is the human state that we may even forget our nearest and dearest.

But our Father. Our Father will not forget us. Sure as we carry with us the lines in our palms, He carries us.

Hasten not to say “The LORD has forgotten me.” Child of God, He cannot, He will not, He does not forget you.

You are His.


Today I link up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday writers, her prompt, Forget. Use the “forget” button above to visit her site.

©2016 by Stacy Crouch

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: forget

  1. Great post, Stacy. It is easy to feel forgotten, especially when things just seem to go sideways all at once.

    The ‘Christian Media’ is no help, when they talk about having enough faith to cure all illnesses and find prosperity because God wants us to be healthy and rich (to which the counterpoint is, if we’re not, we don’t have enough faith, or He hates us individually).

    Truth is, He just wants us to love Him as much as He loves us.


    • The Lord who sweated blood in Gethsemane surely didn’t do it to secure temporal health and prosperity for His own: He paid a larger price for something far more lasting. We miss the point if we never look past the things that are seen . . . .


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