Remembering Friends

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Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon.” Genesis 40:14-15
Thus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
He restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand; but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. Genesis 40:20-22

God gave Joseph the interpretation of two dreams. He asked the cupbearer to Pharoah to remember him (Joseph) and the injustice done to him. Did he? Of course not. Once restored to his previous position, he thought little if ever about the man who interpreted his dream. Remembering those who have helped us along the way is an important ethic. When people have made themselves available and useful, we ought to thank them and show appreciation. The cupbearer had not learned this lesson. But, eventually… when he needed Joseph again, he would remember. Let’s not wait for the need before we thank those worthy of our gratitude.

Is there anyone I have failed to remember? What could I do to show my gratitude?

God as this day begins, I look forward to what is ahead. Please remind me when I otherwise would forget to show gratitude to those whom You have placed in my life.

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