As we were driving along, I noticed a bright yellow ribbon tied around the trunk of a tree in someone’s front yard. “Look at the bow around the tree,” I said.
“What’s it for?” the children asked.
I told them it was usually put there as a reminder of something we wanted to keep in mind.
“You mean like tying a string around your finger, so you won’t forget?” Bob said.
“Right!” I answered.
The next morning I opened my Bible to the reading for the day, Deuteronomy 8:11: “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God.” I realized one of my biggest obstacles to keeping God constantly in mind was that I simply forgot.
Tie a yellow ribbon. The thought pushed its way to the front of my mind. Was there something that could become a reminder of God’s Presence in my life, something that would point me to God whenever I saw it?
I made the schoolhouse clock over the mantle my “yellow ribbon.” Each time it chimes, I am reminded to pause and give God a moment of prayer remembrance.