So many flood my mind
Why do we so easily forget?
Why do we hide from some and revel in others?
Every memory influences a piece of who we are.
Today we say goodbye to our childhood home.
A place filled with love, joy, and sadness.
Many of my best memories of my dad happened in that house, as well the memories of that fateful night God took him home.
I will carry all of these memories with me forever.
I am so grateful and thankful for all God taught me in that house.
Several times a week he shares memories of his life in China.
Sometimes very significant and sometimes just fun little memories he wants to hold on to.
Precious boy, we pray that you will never forget your heritage, but we are so excited to see your new life unfold!
Wouldn't you want to burn where you came from forever into your memory?
Wouldn't you want to remember your heritage?
Isn't that what we all do?
Sure, there are things we want to forget and should, but remember God uses every circumstance in our lives to mold and shape us into a vessel to serve Him.
However, we also must not dwell in the past.
Instead, press onward and upward toward the goal for the prize of our calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Our memories are there to remind of what He has done in our lives.
Our sins He has cast as far as the east is from west.
May we never forget what lies behind. . .
May we press on with our sanctification into the life our Lord has planned for us.
"Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
(Phil. 3:13-14, NIV)
"He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west."
(Ps. 103:12, NLT)