Later in the month, many people across the world pause to remember those who have, and still do, suffer through the trauma of war.
In the Northern Hemisphere, as autumn ushers in the end of the year, many people, especially those bereaved in recent times, take the opportunity to remember, before God, loved ones who have died.
Individually we all have a unique set of experiences and memories which help to make us who we are. But some memories are unhelpful to us, if we choose to brood on them. One of my medical bosses used to say that we all need a good “forget-ery” as well as a good memory. Sometimes distressing memories of the past need healing through specialist attention, prayer and the administration of God’s grace
One of the things that can burden us, is the remembrance of our own past sins – even if we know that we have been forgiven in Jesus name. But the bible assures us that God is not in the habit of recalling those sins that have been forgiven: “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34),
May all your memories bring you joy, peace, healing and wholeness.