Today I am joining my friends and Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can.
The prompt this week is: Remember
They told me to just forget it.
I have been told to just get over it.
Once I was told it didn't really matter in my life today.
Others have said it is time to move on and leave that part of me behind.
And I want to. I wish I could forget all the times I hurt, I wish the memory of all the lies that I told myself would fade away. I have prayed for the slate in my mind to be wiped clean.
But I can't. In fact I have learned that I have to remember. That it is necessary for me to always remember, I must remember the miry pit that He brought me from. If I don't remember the sting of the hurtful words then I won't recognize the the relief He offered. If I don't remember the battle in mind then I won't realize the sweetness of the victory. If I don't remember the death I once desired I will never fully live the life I have been given.
It has become my calling, my burden , my passion to share my remembering with other so that they too can not only remember a pain or a hurt but also remember the peace and comfort of redemption He offers.