Throughout the Old Testament, God commands his people to remember the past. He tells them to remember the ways in which he has provided for them and carried them through the wilderness. He wants them to pass on to future generations the stories of his faithfulness. Psalm 136 is a perfect example of this. It would have been sung in the temple as a way to remember the Lord's works and to praise him for what he had done. The psalm is written in a call and response format, so that the leader would state a work of the Lord, and the people would respond with "for his steadfast love endures forever." The verses tell of the Lord as Creator of earth, as Deliverer from Egypt, and as Provider during their journey through the wilderness, and each work remembered is seen as a reminder of his steadfast love for them.
The beginning of a year is a natural time to reflect on the last year and make resolutions for the coming season. As we celebrate the new year, let's not be too quick to forget the last one. As we make resolutions for 2013, let's also make a list of how the Lord worked in 2012. As we here at Uttermost Sports look back on 2012, we are amazed by how the Lord blessed us, provided for us, and showed favor on us. We only want to build on these things as we are catapulted into 2013. Remembering his faithfulness and steadfast love will only strengthen our faith as we prayerfully walk through the doors he continues to open for us. Thank you for being part of our story in 2012 through prayers and financial support. We pray you'll continue to journey with us into 2013!