[random notes: remembering]
This blog post has been inspired by Dusty Rayburn’s post “Remembering the Miracles.” Click here to check it out.
I started writing a comment on Dusty’s blog and taken 5 years back in time. My first blog… The thing that helped me on so many levels.
One of the reasons was to just to be cool. Yeah, I like technology and like being ahead. Not saying that I am by far a professional, but this is what I like.
Another reason was to have the blog as Pensieve. Those who have read Harry Potter are familiar with that term – it was a bowl that Albus Dumbledore had where he kept his memories. It allowed him to “record” a memory which you could then physically re-visit afterwards and experience everything anew.
Human memory isn’t perfect. We tend to forget the lessons we have learned, the great times that we had, or the trials we have lived through.
Some might counter me by saying “some parts of life are better forgotten.”
A quote I have read from the book I finished yesterday…
[The missionary] told me that my past was not something God wanted to amputate. He wanted to cast a new light on it so that my life could have a new meaning. He wanted to restore it so it would become useful to Him and to others. If I tried to deny that shadow in my life, the truth of it would be useful to no one.
KISS by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
I choose to remember it all. Good times as well as the bad ones.
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.
2 Corinthians 1:4-5, the Message
Something I usually wish people… “Lots of sunshine in your life and just a tad of rain to enjoy the Sun coming back.”
Do you think some memories are better to be forgotten?