Remember

In our Bible Reading today, the writer lists things that please God — loving each other, helping people, honoring marriage and keeping away from sin.
In verse 7 there is something else that pleases God. “Remember your leaders. They taught God’s message to you. Remember how they lived and died, and copy their faith.” When I read this verse, I think about a woman named Ida. I met her in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had no family near me, so Ida became my spiritual mother. She used to tell me about the time when she and her husband won a contest, dancing to the song, “The Tennessee Waltz.” Today when I hear that song, I think about Ida and remember her faith and testimony to me.
It is good for us to remember people who have been examples for us and helped us grow in Christ. Take time today to think about Christians who have helped you. Then thank God for these people!