Remember me.

“Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.”

It’s from Psalm 25.

It’s a prayer. But you knew that.

It’s asking God will see who I am rather than dwelling on what I’ve done.

Most of the people I know are really good at remembering the sins of our youth and our rebellious ways. We rehearse them. We won’t let them go.

But this prayer suggests that perhaps God does let them go. Perhaps God does remember us.

Some people reading these words today don’t need them. I’m glad for you. But a couple of you may.

You’re welcome.

Peace be to you.



About Jon Swanson

Social media chaplain. Author of "Lent For Non-Lent People" and "A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Works." Writer of I help people understand. Understand some of the Bible. Understand what Lent can be about. Understand what it means to follow.