Words from the Heart for Thursday June 24th, 2021
We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.
Ecclesiastes 1:11 (NLT)
We Don’t Remember
Veterans Affairs Canada publishes the Canada Remembers Times, a newspaper format record of Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean Wars and in years since, efforts of Canada’s Armed Forces. Designed for students, Canada Remembers Times is designed to share the experiences of Veterans who live in our communities, engage youth in learning about Canada’s military history and heritage, and encourage youth to participate in and share the importance of remembrance. The paper also helps introduce and enhance students’ understandings of the concepts of war, peace and remembrance.
Historians constantly remind us that the person who fails to remember the past is condemned to repeat it. This isn’t just theory. History proves that human beings have very short memories. A good example is the First World War that was titled “the war to end all wars” and that only lasted until the Second World War broke out. The Bible records the cycle over and over again – the people turned their backs on God, God sent a judge or a prophet to call the people to repentance, they turn back to God until that generation has passed and the cycle starts again. Ecclesiastes 1:11 describes this: “We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.” The author of Ecclesiastes was recording what he noticed. But it doesn’t have to be this way. God calls us to constantly remember all that the Lord has done in our lives. I have friends who are constantly journaling, keeping record of all that God is doing in their lives. It’s a good idea. It will help future generations remember the blessings of God.
These have been words from the heart.