Music can bring back powerful memories.
A song can take you back to a time and place, and you remember exactly where you were and who you were with when you first heard it.
I recently took one of those trips down memory lane, songs I have not heard for many years. The memories of people and places came back in vivid detail. Along with a nostalgic sadness and longing for times that would never be again. But time also tends to erase the unpleasant and leaves the good.
In those memories that came back so vividly there was also heartbreak and loss, disappointment and a searching for that happiness and fulfillment I could never quite find. And while all of my experiences are part of what brought me to where I am, the past is best left in past. Looking back can cause you to miss the present, what is ahead.
There is much to enjoy now and in the future to come.
A time where we will never have to say goodbye again.
A time when no one will grow old or die
A time when all things will become new.
A time when all memories will fade away not worthy to be compared to the joy that will last for eternity.
Amen come Lord Jesus!