This I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope.
   —Lamentations 3:21

The song, The Way We Were, begins with the words, “Memories light the corners of my mind.”

Three thoughts about memories:

  1. Some memories need to be forgotten. “[God] blots out your transgressions . . . and remembers your sins no more” (Isa 43:25). Forgiveness! Isn’t that a wonderful thought? “Forgetting what is behind,” wrote Paul, “I press on” (Phil 3:13,14). You need to do the same.
  2. Remember those who helped shape you. They put you on the right path. Memories of them can help keep you there. “The memory of the righteous is a blessing” (Prv 10:7). Never outgrow your gratitude for a blessed past.
  3. Today’s thoughts and actions are creating tomorrow’s memories. Be sure you are building pleasant, not regretful, memories.

Tomorrow’s memories
come from today’s decisions.

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