It was nearly 2 years ago that I was in China at Tiananmen Square. While walking through the Square I was amazed at one thing, the endless amount of security cameras. Without hesitation I asked our guide what was the need for so many security cameras? He responded, “Have you heard of the Tiananmen Square Massacre?”
With a puzzled look on my face he began to tell me the story. He began to explain how a Chinese student led a group to the Square to protest for a pro-democracy style of government. The student group of a couple of hundred began to grow during the protest. Soon after, the government feared loss of full control so they sent the Chinese military and surrounded all four corners of the square and began to attack. It turned into a massacre. He said that there were between 3,000 and 30,000 thousand people who were murdered.
The Chinese government has since rewritten history to say that only a few hundred civilians were killed and the civilians had attacked the military so the military was forced to use self-defense. With tears in his eyes he said, “Wesley, people forget things too easy.” He said, “I remember it took weeks for them to clean up all the blood and so many people moved on like it never happened.”
Let us not be quick to forget such profound moments like so many Chinese people. If you are a born-again believer remember the moment that you threw your hands up and said to God, “I can’t save myself. Only you can save me.” Or when you realized how small you were standing before an infinite and holy God. Or when He was faithful when you were unfaithful. Remember these moments and don’t be quick to forget God who demonstrates His love for us by sending His one and only Son to die for us while we were sinners.