In the film The Fellowship of the Ring, the elf queen Galadriel says, “And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth”.
This opening scene declares a truth concerning important things that have been forgotten. For the story of The Lord of The Rings, this forgotten truth leads to the rise of pain and suffering. Because of the amnesia of the past, the dark lord Sauron was able to rise in power.
In life, our forgetfulness can bring about pain and suffering. We should not forget the painful reminders of the past, but we should also remember that God is faithful in our circumstances. We must be intentional about remembering, and scripture memorization is a great way to keep the truth of who God is. How can you be more intentional about remembering who God is in the midst of your circumstances?