I wasn’t much interested in history as a child.  I should’ve been.  I had one of the most dramatic history teachers ever.  He would actually rise up on his desk and relive every battle of the Civil War right before our eyes.  I was seated in front of him and he really should’ve handed out towels before each class.  I was the recipient of many a shower.

As time goes by and my old mind has a history of its own, I find the subject to be much more interesting than I did then.  Programs shown on the American Heroes, History and public broadcasting channels pertaining to history are not only interesting, they are entertaining as well.

History is said to repeat itself and that we should learn from the mistakes of our ancestors.  I guess that’s true, but it doesn’t seem to be the case most of the time.  The same kind of things go on and on and on as the did in the ancient times.  God’s chosen people, Israel had one common flaw – they continuously turned to the gods of their captors and away from the only true God.  It didn’t seem to sink in.

We are much like this in our country.  We make the same mistakes over and over and don’t seem to learn from them.  We put our faith in transitory things – in temporary fixes – in people who make amazing promises – in property, prestige and power – in anything, but the one true God.

We must return to history – HIS STORY – for examples on how to live.  God has a plan for each of us.  It was designed and mapped out before our birth.  We don’t need to look back, because He has us in the palm of His hand.

JOB 8:8-10 “For inquire, please, of bygone ages,
    and consider what the fathers have searched out.
  For we are but of yesterday and know nothing,
    for our days on earth are a shadow.
   Will they not teach you and tell you
    and utter words out of their understanding?

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to HISTORY LESSONS

  1. vonhonnauldt says:

    Perhaps as we get older – I’m 74 – we find history more interesting because we have lived some of it. For us, it was current events. But you’re right. We are pretty slow learners. Thanks for this post.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I’m almost 73 so I agree about living much of it. Our generation has had so many important advances just in technology alone. It’s been an amazing life.

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