The other day, the host on the radio talk show I was listening to, asked this question: “What text, voicemail or e-mail messages do you save?”
One female caller said she saved the one from her daughter that simply said, “Leaving now.” The daughter and her husband had both been serving in the military overseas, and were just at that moment leaving Germany to finally come home. Other people called to say they saved the messages that said, “It’s a girl! It’s a boy!”
Most of the messages saved were short, but had a very special meaning to those who had received them.
I know on our answering machine we usually have about 10 messages saved at any given time. Two that we have never gotten rid of was the one where my daughter called and yelled “Yahoo! We’re going to the Super Bowl!” (Ok, so that one has been on there a pretty long time, but the way the Bears are playing lately, it may be a while before we hear those words again!) The other message came just recently when our 7-year-old grandson called to excitedly tell us that he had gotten “10-out-of-10” on his spelling test – a very special moment indeed!
But what words of God’s do we choose to hold close to our hearts? I have two that are favorites of mine:
”See, I will not forget you . . . I have carved you on the palm of my hand.” Isaiah 49:15
“God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do, it is God’s gift.” Ephesians 2:8-9
What are a few of your favorite scriptures?