Nashville, TN (May 21, 2018)
Over the past few years as I was in the process of writing/telling my story in my book, Between Heaven & the Real World, I was reminded over and over again of the incredible power and importance of remembering. In the Old Testament, God told His people to tell and retell to each other the stories of His faithfulness, and even build monuments (stones of remembrance) to help them remember the places where He had showed up in profound ways on their journey. He knew how much they-and we-would need to have those tangible reminders.
As I’ve realized in a deeper way than ever why remembering is so important, I’ve also come to realize that redemptive remembering goes both directions…backwards and forward. As important as it is for us to remember God’s faithfulness for every step of the journey so far, it’s just as important, and maybe even more so sometimes, that we remember into the future…remembering God’s promises for the journey ahead. This has been especially important for my family and me on our journey over these last 10 years since Maria went to be with Jesus.
Remembering keeps us grateful, humble, and most of all hopeful! As you might imagine there’s lots more I could say about this…there’s always more I could say…ha! Which is why I was inspired to write this song: “Remember to Remember.”
Obviously, the music and ministry that I’ve had the privilege of sharing with so many through the years has been a significant part of my amazing journey, you might even call it a “Great Adventure!” (See what I did there?!) I can’t think of the journey that has brought me to where I am without thinking about the profound ways Christian radio has helped provide me with the platform from which I’ve been blessed to share so much of what God has given me to share over the years. One of the ways God has shown His goodness and His faithfulness has been through our friendship and your support over the years.
I hope “Remember to Remember” will encourage and inspire you to look back on all of the ways God has shown His goodness, faithfulness, and kindness to you. And as you listen to this musical reminder I hope you’ll remember how incredibly grateful I am for you.
It’s a privilege to do this work together,
—Steven Curtis Chapman