By Gene Vincent Pastor, Flat Rock Fellowship Baptist Church

It is hard to fathom that a Christian would or even could "Forget Jesus."

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God that humbled Himself and became a man. Jesus is the one that lived a sinless, perfect life and was willing to die on a cruel cross for the sins of all mankind. Jesus was placed in a borrowed tomb and remained there for 3 days but was resurrected on the third day -- to live forever more. He is the Holy One that ascended to Glory to sit at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus Christ, which sent the Holy Spirit to work and dwell among believers, can and is often forgotten.

The living Lord Jesus Christ that is willing to forgive, heal, minister, teach, guide, enlighten and help all that would believe and accept Him by faith is forgotten at times. The Redeemer, Savior and Hope for any and all -- how could He be forgotten?

Sadly, He is often forgotten, even by Christians.

Jesus is forgotten when our eyes and hearts are fixed on earthly things. When we become so poisoned by things that rust, break, fade and do not last. It is so very easy in our fast moving lifestyles to be distracted from Him and His divine desire to be ever present with us.

We may not "Forget Jesus" intentionally but it happens. One small personal example is during times when I have tried to practice my "Daniel Plan." It is a simple and personal plan which I try at times. It is a plan build around Daniel 6:10 and Psalm 55:17.

Daniel 6:10 states: "Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before."

Psalm 55:17 states: "Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice."

When I try to practice spending 3 times a day in a short devotion, I am blessed and grow spiritually, but I also get busy, rushed and tired. I will be successful for a period of time -- and then I will go to lunch, start thinking of other things that need to be done and before I know it -- wow -- my day as passed. I have not sinned or become guilty of any great harmful thing -- I just simply "Forgot Jesus" for a while. He was still there. He still loves and cares, but I missed a special appointment that I had made with Him.

Maybe a few words from I Corinthians 11:24 could help me. "... do this in remembrance of me."

Instead of thinking about Jesus just on Sunday or at the beginning of my day. Maybe I can try to fix my eyes and heart on Him and do everything -- "in remembrance of Him." Maybe I can use the idea from Charles Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, and "bind a heavenly forget-me-not about my heart for Jesus our Beloved ..."

My prayer is that I never get to busy or in to big of a hurry that I "Forget Jesus," but I am so very thankful that in those times that I do -- He promises me in Deutreonomy 31:6, "Be strong and courageous .... for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."