I was so intrigued by this statement in the first chapter of Exodus: "Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt." (vs 8) This astonished me! Certainly, some time had passed in Egypt, but a new king came to power who did not know about Joseph? This was the man who had single-handedly come up with the plan to rescue Egypt (and all the surrounding nations) from famine. How could anyone forget about Joseph?!
How could you forget about the one person who was responsible for the fact that you were born? Apparently quite easily, according to Exodus 1.
By contrast, in this chapter, we once again are confronted with the God who never forgets. He is still remembering the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Even though the Israelites are still in Egypt, God blessed them: "but the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them." (vs 7)
No matter where we are, no matter what we’ve done, God remembers us. Even when our memories are shorter than the attention span of a child with ADD, God doesn’t forget us. His memory is long, and His promises are sure.
Rest in Him today.