Mnemonics

Cross in wallet1 Samuel 7:12 – Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah, and named it Ebenezer; for he said, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

Every day I carry an anointing vial on my key chain and a cross in my wallet. Although cross leaves a distinctive dent in the outside of my wallet, these are not for others to see, but merely to remind me of who I am and to whom I belong.

The small aluminum cylinder on my key chain which hold a few drops of ordinary olive oil reminds me to pray with other people. One parishioner, who could no longer eat or drink more than a few ice chips, looked forward to receiving some of that oil and considered anointing as her communion.

The cross is a continual reminder that nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

What symbols do you carry to remind you of how God has helped thus far?

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