January 11, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,
I am taking down my Christmas tree today. This morning I find myself staring at the tree, looking at the different ornaments. There are ornaments that are 37 years old, made by my son. There are ornaments my daughter bought me with her Christmas money, as a child. Memories are tied to so many ornaments and along with their beauty is precious memories. There is and old Hymn called "Precious Memories". This song acknowledges how precious memories can be. We cannot go back to our childhood, but we can take a trip down memory lane. This is especially comforting to us whom we remember the sweet memories we had with those who have left us. Cherish the memories you have of good times with your loved ones who have passed out of this world into Heaven.
Not all memories are comforting to us. Everyone has memories of when we have sinned or been sinned against. These are the memories the devil likes to use to haunt us. Remind the devil that your sins have been forgiven and you have forgiven those who sinned against you. Then take it a step further and pray for those the devil brings to mind. Take what the devil is using to discourage you and turn it into a ministry of prayer.
May we take the spirit of generosity and kindness that the season of Christmas brings, throughout this year. May Hod bless you and your family.
Yesterday we had many tiny birds, made me happy.https://youtu.be/EMGtWkJgdIM