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Fond Memories

by | Sep 5, 2022 | Forgiveness, Memories

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.”

(Isaiah 65:17 NIV)

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ”

(1 Corinthians 2:16)

Some of my grandkids came to see me yesterday. I had a wonderful time with all three. I got to thinking about a conversation I had with Olivia. I told her about my grandpa and the big, old, hollow weeping willow tree he had in his yard. I had a lot of fun playing under and in that tree.

I got to thinking about my grandparents as I was looking for a topic for today. I don’t remember much about Grandpa Lueker. He went home when I was 4. I do remember what he looked like and his big vegetable garden and rose garden. I do remember Grandma Lueker. I remember her smell mostly. It was a combination of rose water and Ben Gay. 

Grandpa Keller was fun. He must have had a stash of 50 cent pieces. He gave each grandkid one when they came to visit. But he never liked holding babies. Once they were potty trained he would. This was way before disposable diapers. Grandma Keller was my favorite. She was stern but also gentle. She collected dimes and made the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever. She lived to 102 years old.

It’s funny how the mind works. The devil has been bringing up memories today that I would prefer to forget. But for every bad memory, I got a good one from God. It’s like God was saying to me, “Yeah, you did that. But look what else you did. I am really proud of you for making that decision.”

God forgives and forgets. We may forgive and say it’s forgotten, but we really don’t forget. But God forgets them. Once we repent, our sins are under the blood and are forgotten.

So give it a shot. Repent of your sins and put them under the blood. Then forget them. 

Have a great day.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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