Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord (Psalm 25:6-7).
Selective memory is a beautiful thing.
David knows who he is.
More than that, he knows that God knows.
David’s asking God to conveniently forget the less savory aspects of his life, and to remember only that he loves David. My grandma had that ability to pick and choose what she remembered. We thought it was dementia–perhaps it was a spiritual gift.
Anyway, here’s the amazing thing: God does it. When God looks at David, he chooses not to remember the sin and rebellion and foolishness. He sees only his Beloved.
He does the same when he looks at you and me.
How do I know this?
Well, we’re here, aren’t we?
Happy Thursday, Beloved.