Amazing how time passes so quickly.
Little boys and girls grow into adults.
Adults go from young newly weds to aged grandparents.
From the stand point of present looking back, the past can be easy to judge.
It is easy to look back and see where mistakes were made.
It is easy to look back and understand the circumstances, when standing in them the veil of the present caused decisions that rippled into the future.
How easy to point out the mistakes and hammer those involved with the eye of one who sees from the consequences.
How quickly we can judge ourselves for past errors.
Yet the Scriptures are clear concerning our past.
We are to place it in God’s hands.
To forgive those who have sinned against us.
To seek forgiveness from those we have sinned against.
To repent and ask the Lord to uproot the sin in our own lives ending the hurt.
The past is also for us to learn from.
Not only to see where others have been in error and to avoid those things but most importantly to learn who God is.
Despite the continued struggles with the children of Israel, God is faithful to rescue His children.
Even though the people in the Bible make mistakes God shows His mercies.
“The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. ” Ps.145:17-19
proves this to be true.
God is always working.
He is always present.
Yes, there are horrific things that occur.
Again the Bible makes it clear our world is sick from the effects of sin and the consequences of this harm many.
So God sent His Son to pay for sin.
And one day He shall return.
When He does it will be to take away the etchings of a sick and damaged world.
Until then what we do with the past can help or harm our today.
Let’s not point a finger at others in our past.
Let’s hold out a hand of forgiveness.
Let’s learn from the mistakes.
But most of all,
let’s live today in the knowledge of the future and trust in God for the time in between.