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Published on May 18th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Memories

Dr. Jed N. Snyder

We all have lots of memories. Some are excellent, pleasant and bring a smile to our hearts. Some are dark, difficult, discouraging and make us regret that the causes of these memories ever existed. Perhaps we should attempt to be proactive in creating positive memories. One way to create good memories is to actively seek the Lord Jesus Christ. Please look at this verse with its helpful directive.

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them…” Ecclesiastes 12:1

You may say, “it’s too late, I no longer a youth.” But if you know Jesus personally, you have only just begun. Eternity future is a long time. Perhaps you will hone your memory here so that it will serve you even better there.

When we were 15-year-old teenagers in Bolivia, South America, we took some Gospel tracts, our Bible, or brass instruments and a few personal items and trekked off to villages near the boarding school. We would stand in the village square and begin playing our instruments. Naturally a crowd would gather and we then not only played but preached and distributed literature.

These memories, although they are more than fifty years old, are pleasant. In part they were an acting out of that verse written by the wise man recorded for us in Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament (cited above) of our Bible. We were privileged to have had parents who read the Bible to us, ensured that we had a Christian education and supported us when we went deeper into Christian truth.

What memories do you have? I hope you have many pleasant ones.

Happy remembering your Creator as you remember your life’s activities.

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