I am uploading all of my 8mm video tapes onto my computer. I have been going thru old memories, revisiting precious moments of my life. My kids have gathered round to watch certain moments of their lives–birthday parties, special Christmases.
I’m hoping to share these moments with my family and friends.
It’s amazing what technology we now have, and the ability to share memories with each other.
When I was young, my uncle used to take movies of us–and he put them on a Reel TO Reel. I’m not even sure where the movies are now–perhaps they are lost in the ravages of time.
Much of our history gets lost to the ravages of time. I remember my chemistry teacher telling me that if things are not taken care of they will decay at a very fast rate. They will still decay, even if they are taken care of–just at a slower rate.
When I was a young bride, my husband’s family took a trip to Canada to visit family. As part of our trip, we went to an old town that my husband’s grandfather had lived in growing up–except no one lived there anymore, and the town had reverted to dust. There were a few stone foundations left standing–but the town and its structures had literally disappeared. It was very eerie.
What is my point? My point is that everything eventually will decay and disappear.
This is a really good reminder for me. I can tend to think–”oh–having this experience will fill me up, or—if I had financial security–I’d really be happy, I could have lots of beautiful things in my home, and I could throw beautiful parties and give lovely gifts—and then I’d be really, really happy. Then I’d be loved”
The truth is—God is the only One who can fill me up. My security is in Him. I am already loved by Him. All the other things–they are gifts from Him–that He may choose to give or not give to me–but they are not Him. When I start thinking others things can fill me–be it people or things—I have made them idols in my life.
Ultimately–the “things” will not last. But God–He is eternal, and He has given me and you and all of us– eternal souls. We will last beyond the ravages of time. Therefore what we choose to invest our lives in–should last beyond the ravages of time as well.
God has the answers for each of us—but those answers will be centered on love—love as He defines it–not as we define it. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 All of this is really great news—for God is able to satisfy each of our heart’s desires. He has placed eternity in our hearts–and saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity.
May We Be Encouraged!!