Memories Of The Past

My husband recently built some shelves for me in an old coat cupboard. He claims he is not the most handy of men but he thought he would give these shelves a go.

He got all his tools out, paid a visit to our local hardware store and got to work. When he asked me to mark the spots on the wall where I wanted the shelves positioned he handed me a pencil.

Now, a pencil isn’t anything that remarkable but this pencil took my breath away.

This was one of the pencils my father used to use in his shed. He would plan out what he was doing using these flat, thick tradesman pencils.

And although I have not seen my father for eight years since he passed away, all those memories of him pottering around in his shed came flooding back to me.

They say our senses are significant triggers for our memories. This sighting of my father’s pencil certainly triggered some stories, smells and emotions for me.

It was an important reminder of how significant memories are. We mustn’t underestimate how powerful it can be to remind ourselves of valuable times in our past.

When did you dedicate your life to Christ? At what time did you feel God speak to you? When have you been totally lost in worship?

Anyone who has openly journeyed with God has had significant moments with Him. Don’t forget them! Be intentional about remembering them. For that helps you to connect with God anew again today.

Lord, no matter how long or short our journey is with You, You have been moving in our lives. May we notice where You are and be willing to remember You and engage with you. Amen.

What is a significant God moment you have remembered today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.