I admit that my memory has faded over the years. However, I feel it’s kind of a defense mechanism. Maybe God has sifted through some of the junky memories that are no longer necessary for me to hang onto. We often dwell on times or events that have passed and try so hard to find solace in them, when maybe there never was any at all.
The important moments can now be classified into specific categories to be pulled up when needed. Pictures are now stored in files on memory drives, CDs and all we need to do is click a button and they’re there. Important dates and appointments can be placed in your phone with alarms to remind you of them. You can even save specific resources for future reference. Ah, the world of technology. So great, until it stops working.
Kind of like us. We get overloaded with facts, information, good times and bad, emotional baggage, fear, bad experiences, loss of job, health and eventually we all have to face death – that troublesome little event that no one can escape. Unfortunately, we can’t shove death under the rug. It’s coming and there is no doubt about it. Fortunately, we have someone who took the sting out of death, by giving His own life. Those of us who know that Jesus did this because of His great love for us, can’t wait to reach eternity.
Memories fade. Thoughts evade us at times. Facts can become all consuming and drown us and like Solomon said so long ago, “everything is meaningless.” There is still room within those empty spaces, for the greatest gift bestowed on mankind. That gift is eternal life with minds that are sharp as a tack and memories that live forever.