It was several years ago when my siblings and I began to notice that our mother had changed. She began to displace things on a regular basis and became extremely suspicious of people. Our mother is the one person out of nine people aged 65 and older who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that deposits abnormal protein in the brain while destroying cells in the areas that control memory and mental functions. Memory loss causes a lot of grief for both dementia patients and their loved ones.
When our brain functions deteriorate we forget who we are. But does this mean we cease to exist? I believe the essence of us is not tied to our brains. The essence of who we are is tied to the Lord. He thinks of us like parents do, like a father and mother combined.
God is love and He never forgets who He is. His love does not change. He is who He is, and we are always on His mind. Should we not remember Him, we can rest assured that the Lord does not forget us – not today, not tomorrow and not in a million years.