Deuteronomy 8:1-18
Songs in the Valley

The writer of Deuteronomy invites us to remember God’s blessings in our lives – remember and not forget. In my mind this is a needed exhortation because frequently we do forget all the blessings we have received from God. Instead, we focus on the problems we are facing in the moment or we become distracted by the busyness (and projects) we are running in the present. The invitation from the sacred text is to remember and reflect upon God’s goodness that we experience in our day to day. In the prosperous or challenging times do not lose sight of the truth that we are sheltered in God’s hands and he will see us through to the completion of our days.