I hear stories from time to time where a man or woman is picked up with no identity and no recollection of who they are. This would be a terrible condition especially because of the estrangement from all family and friends. How sad to be a lost soul with no recollection of the past.
Israel as a nation often had spiritual amnesia. Judges says, “The sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth.” (Judges 3:7) Without any physical disease or accident, Israel has effectively forgotten God and His works. They wander around getting into the messes that characterize the pagan neighbors. The amnesia is a self-inflicted condition. May we never forget the Lord’s blessings and His reality. Let us remember the great things He has done. He has made us wonderfully and He has given us salvation in His Son. To forget God is the most tragic of all “accidents”.