Those who fail to remember the past, miss out on experience’s greatest gifts. Mistakes and things considered failures, though unpleasant to remember, are often life’s most valued teachers. Nostalgia, fond memories, they serve a higher purpose than normally recognized. These memories provide not only comfort and healing warmth, but also help us to document some of life’s most daring ventures. Just think of those first flights at Kittyhawk, or the first polio vaccine, or the first time a person looked at a computer screen and had access to the information highway…
God has a plan for each of us here. Even at the very end, we may never know if our special part in the Plan, was present in our defeats or victories. Therefore, we endeavor to run the race well, as Paul instructed in the bible, not for the perishable wreath of this life but for the imperishable.
We thank you Lord for the gift of perseverance and ask that you remain by our sides guiding us through all of life’s twists and turns.
Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who has begun a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”