Friday Devotional - Remembering

Friday Devotional - Remembering

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
Memorial with white rose on it

At our Thursday morning prayer time here at the Pizza Ranch Corp Offices we talked about remembering. We thought this was a good topic as we just crossed our one year anniversary of COVID hitting the chain. Do you ever have it where you hear a song, or a Bible verse, smell a fragrance, or pass a landmark and it immediately takes you back to a time in the past. It is funny how some things really trigger our memories to those big events in our life.

The Bible is just like that. It is a book that allows us to remember the main events pointing to Jesus…and after Jesus to give us a roadmap for our lives. Especially in this Lent time, it is important for us to look back and remember Jesus’s death and resurrection. It is interesting how we each have our own perspective on past events. We looked at one event (Jesus’s arrest) and saw how it was portrayed so differently in the four gospels. Two of the four authors were there with Jesus, but even their accounts were different. If you want to read them for yourself, they are found in:

Matthew 26:47-55

Mark 14:43-51

Luke 22:47-54

John 18:1-14

Our challenge is to read the death and resurrection of Jesus in all four gospels to see how each author relates what happened before Easter in two weeks.

We also realize that we can’t only look backwards and remember. While it is good to remember the past, that really doesn’t help us for the future. We need to learn to remember the past and use those events to shape our future. For example, how does Jesus’ death affect how you live your life? Are you telling others about him because you are impacted by his sacrifice for us? It isn’t enough to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross, we also need to take that and tell others so they can be saved as well!

Guest post by Dean K, Chief Financial Officer
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