|As The Old Year Fades, So Does My Memory (standard:humor, 916 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Dec 31 2017||Views/Reads: 379/225||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|It is not important how much I can remember about the past, as long as I do not forget to set Christ before me in all I do in the coming year.|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story At times, I am tempted to think (at least it's what I call thinking) my wife lives one life and I live something altogether different from hers. The things she remembers that took place during the year are beyond my remembering. I am beginning to believe she remembers things that never took place. Of course, and I say this with all sincerity, I would never contradict her memory. For the life of me, I do not know where I was when all these things happened she says happened. Nor do I know where I was when I promised to do all those things she said I promised. Even in my right mind, (of which I do not have much left) I would never concede to help remodel the family room. I would never accuse her, heaven forbid, of taking advantage of me in this area. The thought is not a stranger in my head, although rational thoughts are. King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, framed his thoughts this way, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them" (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Solomon's idea was, "now" is more important than "then." The Apostle Paul had the right idea with this matter of remembering. "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14). It is not important how much I can remember about the past, as long as I do not forget to set Christ before me in all I do in the coming year. Tweet
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