The Weight of Our Memory
Do you rest in Christ?
Is your relationship such that you have your Lord and Savior in sight most of the day?
Have memories of your past, perhaps a past of sin and poor decisions become a haunting burden of memory?
Our rebellion and unbelief can manifest itself in many ways as we journey through life. We look back on our life and some things will have remined in our minds and others will not. Even family members who simultaneously went through the same experience will remember it differently or different things about it.
For those of us who have lost loved ones the weight of memory can also be great as we go over and over in our minds things we said or did and could have done differently. But the past is the past and our limited mind and memory can only recall so much. Often what we remember is embellished and not a true memory.
We grieve, we lament, we yearn for what has been lost.
But all is not lost!!
Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these?”
For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.
Our Redeemer Remembers
When Christ died on the cross and took upon himself the weight and reality of the sins of every human that would ever live past represent and future, in doing so He remembered each sin and as the perfectly Holy God the Father forsook his Son a great act of remembrance occurred.
Do you realize that to know each of our sins from our entire life God must see and be aware of every moment of our lives from beginning to end?
That Great Act of Remembrance was the Resurrection.
God the Father remembered and raised his Son from death!
We now have endless life with Christ, our Lord who knows each of us intimately.
There is Always Hope in Christ
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"Yet hope remains while the company is true." - Lady Galadriel
As Tolkien so aptly expressed in this encounter (through the lens of the LOTR movies) there is so much going on in our world and around us in the spiritual realm. Christ is always at work as is the Person of the Holy Spirit.
The pain of the past, our memories that haunt us will go with us into eternity but they will be healed.
We will be reunited with those whom we now feel incompleteness and loss, in a new and glorious way!
34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
6 For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
7 He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.