The phrase “God remembers” is mentioned 73 times in the Bible. Each time that “God remembers” He acts on behalf of someone according to His covenant promises. These actions are often miracles, and they are awesome displays of the loving-kindness of an Almighty God whose tender mercies are new every morning.
In Genesis 9:16, God remembers Noah and sends the rainbow as a sign of His everlasting covenant. God remembers Rachel when He opened her womb (Genesis 30:22). God remembers His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when the Hebrew people were groaning in their captivity (Exodus 2:24-25). In 1 Samuel 1:24, God remembers Hanna and hears the unspoken cry in her tears.
It’s a peculiar notion to think that God remembers. If God remembers, does it mean that He forgot? One of the definitions of the word “remember” is to mention (a person) to another as sending kindly greetings, such as when I ask that someone “remember me” in their prayers.
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God.
Reposted from November 17, 2008