Hidden Memories

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

There lying on the bottom of an old desk drawer was a frail plastic cassette tape. If handled too roughly it would have split in two. Scribbled in ink, the title read: “Nate 5 - Suz 3”. “Whatever could this be?” Luckily, our aged sound system played cassettes. I popped it into the player. Immediately my children’s little voices came bellowing into the room as they recited God's word. The recording was made twenty years ago as a summer project. Our son was going off to kindergarten in the fall. I wanted to make sure God’s word was tucked away in his heart. Earlier that year he and his sister both prayed with their Dad to receive Christ as their Savior. Over the summer they successfully memorized John 3:16, the Ten Commandments and the Hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy". One winter’s night we had fun recording their accomplishments. As an empty nester, my newly found treasure with sounds from the past was something I needed to hear. It gave me strength to trust God’s w ord from Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” They are now adults who belong first to God and not me. He gave them to me years ago, to love and care for. It was time to let go and leave the results in His hands.

Heavenly Father, may I always remember that our children belong first to You. Thank You for allowing me to find this hidden treasure You inspired in me to do years ago. Amen.

By Patsy (Illinois, USA)