Remember His Words

While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 

Luke 24:4-6

Have you ever had one of those moments where a friend’s advice, given ages ago, suddenly clicks? It’s like a light bulb moment when past words illuminate your current situation, making you wonder how you ever forgot them in the first place. Luke 24:6-8 gives us such a moment, a divine “I told you so” that’s both gentle and powerful.

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again.’” Then, they remembered his words.

Isn’t it curious? Jesus had told his followers precisely what would happen, but those words slipped away from their grasp in the swirl of fear, grief, and chaos. It took an empty tomb and a couple of angels to jog their memory. This isn’t just a story about remembering a prediction; it’s a testament to the enduring power and relevance of Jesus’ words, even (or especially) when we forget them.

So, why do we often forget His words when we need them most? Maybe it’s because life gets loud, problems feel immediate, and His promises seem too gentle to compete with the noise. Or perhaps we’re so focused on seeking new answers that we overlook the timeless truths He’s already given us. Whatever the reason, this passage is a gentle nudge to remember.

Remembering Jesus’ words is more than a mental exercise; it’s a spiritual lifeline. It anchors us in truth when waves of uncertainty come crashing in. It reminds us of His faithfulness when our faith feels shaky. And it guides us back to the path when we’ve wandered off course.

Think about it: Jesus’ words transformed lives, healed wounds, and offered hope. They still do. But their power in our lives hinges on our willingness to remember and believe them. So, how do we keep His words front and center, especially in the tough times?

First, immerse yourself in scripture. Make it a daily habit, not just a Sunday chore. Let His words dwell in you richly, coloring your thoughts and actions.

Second, create reminders. Whether it’s a verse on your fridge, a scripture app notification, or sticky notes around your mirror, find ways to keep His promises in your line of sight.

Lastly, share them. Sometimes, the best way to remember His words is to say them out loud to others. It reinforces what we believe and can offer hope to someone who needs to hear it.

As we reflect on this passage, let’s commit to being people who remember Jesus’ words and live them out. His promises are not just for the past; they’re the soundtrack of our daily walk with Him, offering guidance, comfort, and hope every step of the way.


Lord, help us to remember Your words, not just as distant promises but as present realities. In moments of doubt or confusion, remind us of what You’ve said and help us to cling to Your truth. Let Your words be the lamp to our feet and the light to our path, guiding us in Your ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Personal Reflection

  1. What promise of Jesus do you need to remember and hold onto this week?
  2. How can you make a habit of recalling Jesus’ words daily, letting them guide and comfort you?

Step of Faith

Choose one of Jesus’ promises or teachings that resonates with you. Find a creative way to keep it before you this week, and look for opportunities to share it with someone else. Journal it. Put it on a Post-It. Let’s be people who remember His words and live them out loud.

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