by Randy Chambers, 2015-03-23
Hebrews 11:10-12, NIV: He also says, "In the beginning, O
Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of
your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a
garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same, and your years will never end."
Like so much else, memories tend to fade. We try so hard to keep them from doing
so. For as things seem to change and appear to never be as they once were, we
long to cling to that which once brought us joy and happiness. We long to keep
alive that which has given us so much to make life worth living. Though the days
come and go, and we have no control over what tomorrow will bring--it is so very
hard to let go of that which has always been our most cherished times of this
life. But God is able to help us. And though we cannot relive the past, we do
not have to forget it. We can find a way through Godís strength to hold onto our
fond memories and treasure them in our hearts; while at the same time not
allowing those memories (that cannot be as they once were) to steal our joy and
cripple our spiritual stride. We can reflect on the warmth of what was, while
maintaining a hope for what will be.