“For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies” (Psalm 108:4 NIV).
Over the weekend I had the awesome opportunity to escort one of my friend’s to her high school prom in Texas. I felt pretty grown up because this was my first time flying on an airplane all by myself. I spent the majority of the plane ride talking with an older gentleman about Christianity. We discussed questions concerning salvation and the reliability of the Bible. He ended up giving me his email address so we could keep in touch.
When the plane landed in Dallas Fort Worth my head was totally in the clouds. I couldn’t help but think of the weighty conversation I had just had. In fact, I was so preoccupied with my thoughts that I ended up forgetting something very important. It was not till a few hours later that I realized I had left my tuxedo on the plane.
I was devastated! I had completely forgotten that I had hung my tux in the plane closet. Because it was late at night we couldn’t contact the airport until the next morning. We were hoping that the tux would end up in the lost and found room. No such luck. A few phone calls later we discovered that my tux had ended up in Indianapolis.
I felt so bad. How could I forget something so important? Who leaves their tux on an airplane? I was certainly given a fresh dose of humility. But God is gracious. He lovingly comforted me as I got ready for bed that night. He reminded me that He will never leave me or forsake me. Though I forget things, my Heavenly Father never forgets me.
In fact, God is consumed with you and I. Look at what the Lord says concerning His children:
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” (Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV).
Whatever you are going through, whether you are hurting or doing great, know that the Lord won’t fail you. The God of the universe, the one who created galaxies and pebbles will never neglect you. You never slip His mind, not even for a second.
So how does my story end? Thankfully, I was able rent a tux right in time for the prom. Unfortunatley my forgetfullness has consequences and I will be paying for the tux out of my own pocket. But you know what? I ended up having an amazing weekend. Looking back, I’m able to laugh about what happened. God is faithful to those who forget. He loves me as His child and He will never ever leave me behind.