Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.  Remember,  the Lord is coming soon.  Philippians 4:5Remember, remember, remember.  How often we say that word, try to remember so many things.  I watch my dear husband as he tries to remember. Two years ago he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.  In the course of that time, his memory has become weaker and more porous.  His body is less agile.  At the age of 88 years and 8 months, the who he is as I have known for almost 63 years, is fading away.Night becomes day, day becomes night.  All meals become breakfast. His desire to be responsible comes through many times.  The computer he once loved to use, stands idle.  The remote to the TV is a mystery.  He has to be reminded who his grandchildren are — and his children.  He forgets that his dear Daddy no longer walks this earth. He is astonished when he learns his oldest son died this year.  Yet, there is one constant…his faith in God.  For this I am thankful, and I wonder….The act of remembering is so precious and God-given.  I love quoting the scriptures that Mom made me learn when I was a child.  I love remembering the great love of Jesus.  I love remembering when each of my children were born and their children’s children.  I delight in remembering things that happened more than 83 years ago.  How can that be?  It is truly a gift of God.  I once thought of each memory as a lustrous pearl strung on the thread of my life.  Each of us can remember and re-live those moments that are happy, those moments when we learn a painful  growing truth.God remembers us, who are His children.  Will the who-we-are memories be eternal?  Or will the memories of our Lord, how we praised Him, how we loved Him and ‘our neighbors’ be our only memories?  The eternal memories that live forever….are from His Word and His People.I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from where my help comes….Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. For in my house are many mansions.  I go there to prepare a place for you, that where I go you may go also. I give thanks, and say with David,  Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord. Psalm 25:7