God’s Thoughts to Me
What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things (Phillipians 3:8, NIV).
Remember to Forget
In 1969 the Bee Gees recorded the beautiful ballad, Don’t Forget to Remember Me, a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. An endearing love song, asking love to be remembered forever.
I know of another guy who wrote a letter in the first century AD to the Christians in Phillipi about refusing to remember his former way of life as the creme de la creme of his religious society, Judaism.
He was a murderer and in his zeal to protect his religion and eradicate the deserters to Christianity from the face of the earth, he was once on his way to clean the city of Damascus of those treacherous vermin.
Oblivious to the fact that he was persecuting the Lord of Heaven Himself, he met the Man he was trying to annihilate.
He was whisked away to the Kingdom of our risen King, His Majesty, Lord Jesus. When he returned, he was forever a changed man.
Then, once there was a lady who desperately tried not to remember her abusive past.
She desperately tried to escape the ghosts of physical neglect, verbal and emotional abuse. The goriest, most monstrous of them all was the perpetrator of spiritual abuse.
She was mortally wounded by these monsters and had a festering wound in her heart that tried to kill her slowly but surely, poisoning the little life she helplessly clung on to.
Her heart battled fiercely, trying to forgive the ones who had commited these crimes against her, but she couldn’t find any reserves to overcome.
She fought hard against the foe of self-condemnation and guilt about all the things she had done, trying to lessen the crippling pain in her heart.
Then the Light of Heaven stepped down into the darkness of her soul, reminding her to remember her vulnerability … reminding her that in Him nothing could separate her from His love.
His forgiveness … His love … His life flooded her heart, healed all the wounded emotions and overflowed to those who were indebted to her.
A new day dawned and her life was filled with the glorious rays of the Son.
Much love xx