"Don't forget about me!"

“Don’t forget about me! I am still in your basket! Snap me up before I’m gone!” Thus screamed the attractive advert on my laptop’s screen from a well-known, high street and online store. 

Whatever could I have inadvertently placed in their imaginary ‘basket’? It turns out that I was in real need of a very posh, sophisticated car booster seat and a safety gate. At my age, and the ages of my children and even those of my grandchildren, I certainly have no need for the aforesaid articles. Am I losing my marbles or was it simply a marketing ploy? I immediately pressed delete, moving quickly on to check the day’s news headlines from a tv website.

Instantly, I was drawn to the horrific, main report about the worsening situation in which the citizens of North Korea now find themselves. Secret reports are filtering out about the starvation, closure of borders, summary executions and other inhumane conditions describing just what life is like for its people. 

The juxtaposition of the previous shop’s advert blasting out “Don’t forget me!” with the plight of that far eastern country was shockingly stark.

The idyllic, peaceful, safe surroundings of our chapel, where I happen to be writing this, are a far cry from those places around the world where people are suffering terribly, and maybe living under cruel regimes, often with no possibility of escape.

And so, the plea is, “Do not forget them!”

If a store and societies do not want to be forgotten – neither does our God. But He knows what we are like, so the Lord Jesus instituted what we now call the Lord’s supper, communion or ‘breaking of bread’ of which we partake; for as often as we do this, we show our remembrance of His death until His Second Coming.

“And He took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”  Luke 22:19-2

‘King of my life, I crown Thee now, 

Thine shall the glory be;

Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,

Lead me to Calvary.


Lest I forget Gethsemane,

Lest I forget Thine agony,

Lest I forget Thy love for me,

Lead me to Calvary.’

-Jennie E Hussey ©1949 Hope Publishing Co.