APRIL 15, 2018

Anniversary celebrations mean something to us…they matter. We put them on our calendars in order to remember them. We mark down those things that hold some special significance in our lives – both bitter and sweet. We remember July 4th, 1776 with a sense of national pride, and we celebrate with firework, ice cream, and the singing of our national anthem. In a much different way, we remember September 11th, 2001, and the tragedy and re-building that has occurred. Again, these events matter.
Needless to say, remembering is important to God. He said:

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee (Deuteronomy 32:7).

Why is “remembering” so important? “Remembering” our past helps protect our future. When a nation forgets where it has been, it is listless in regards to where it is going. Likewise, when a church ignores its history, its future is in jeopardy. Again, God reminded His people…

And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee … (Deuteronomy 8:2).

Today, we celebrate something that truly matters. We offer a celebratory “Happy Anniversary” to Front Range Baptist Church in recognition of her 40 years of existence. FRBC has been established by God, grounded in His Word, empowered by His Spirit, attended by His children, sustained by His mercy, strengthened by His grace, and is advancing by faith! Because of all this and much more, anniversaries matter!

– Dr. Jeff Redlin