Just finished watching the movie, "The Vow" - based on a true story.
A woman gets in an accident - loses her memory, (well, part of it.)
She forgets her husband.
Doesn't remember their life together.
Can't remember her love for art.
The loud music she loved to play while sculpting.
she also forgot that she had no relationship with her parents.
She had no recollection of the 'family trauma'.
And I got to thinkin' what a 'gift' memory loss could be for so many of us.
To forget the past.
To live AS IF it never happened. (The bad parts, that is.)
And to newly discover all the down right amazing things that drew you to your spouse, with a fresh pair of eyes.
As if for the first time.
A do over.
I love the fact that God gives us that gift!
(Without the brain injury.)
Philippians 3:13-14 says, "Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on..."
(which is the first mention of forgiveness in scripture.)
In Ephesians 4:32, Paul wrote that we should forgive eachother as God has forgiven us. To think Christ hung on that cross and His last few words were, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Who are we to harbor unforgiveness when that is the example He has set for our sorry selves?!
I am grateful for that kinda radical forgiveness!
(Oh myyyy...I just finished writing this and my phone beeped, and it was a tweet from Joyce Meyer: Let go of what lies behind and take a step forward.)
THAT'S A WRAP!