Behind the Songs: I Remember
You have forgiven all of my sin and heal all of my disease
You redeemed my life from the pit and crown me with Your great love
You made known Your ways to Moses and still speak to me today
You are gracious to Your people
Forever is Your favor
I remember all that You have done for me
Psalm 103:1-2 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits …
Deuteronomy 8:11-14 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
One year we did a “Read through the Bible in a Year” together. It was an amazing experience to share! While we read through the Old Testament, we were struck by how many times the Lord told His people, the Israelites, to remember the Lord. God wanted them to intentionally remind themselves of where they had come from, what He had done for them, and then teach future generations. We were also struck by the Israelites’ relationship with the Lord when they would forget the Lord. They would turn away and trust in their own ways or even turn to idols! We realized that we are no different today. As a result, the Lord has given us a huge desire to remember what He has done for us. This includes the obvious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ all the way to meeting our smallest, practical needs. Our family keeps a piece of paper on our refrigerator door to list the different ways the Lord has worked in our lives. It is such blessing to look at our fridge every day and be reminded that God is real and He has done great things for us!
One day on a long road trip, we were talking about the concept of “remembering” in the Bible. Psalm 103 was read aloud while we were driving and by the time we arrived at our destination, we had a song inspired by the Psalm.
Many people have shared that “I Remember” has become a personal proclamation of theirs–when something good happens and when times are tough. The song has also become a favorite to many young kiddos! We weren’t expecting that at all! We knew our own kids picked up on the song pretty well, but they have heard it hundreds of times. It has brought us great joy, laughter and even tears to receive videos and voice messages of children singing “I Remember.” Lots of kids! It’s crazy! Our hearts rejoice so much that this song is encouraging the young and old to not forget the Lord their God. Hallelujah!