Wayne Weekly “Take Some Time to Smell the…Leaves”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 12, 2020
I smelled the autumn leaves yesterday. I heard the crunch under my feet. I explored the reds and golds and yellows. It was a grand moment.
So often the present, a memory being made, propels you back in time to like experiences, to memories of days gone by. Most memories are good. Bad memories can linger and do much harm to us. It’s not always easy to put those to rest. God wants destructive memories to be replaced by the present, the realization that “we live and breathe and have our being” in Him.
Visiting a pleasant memory is recalling good things, good feelings, people we have loved, moments in time that put an indelible remembrance of joy or pleasure on our hearts. That’s not bad as long as we don’t take up permanent residence there. It was once said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”.
Today we have, tomorrow is not yet here. By God’s grace today we’ll make a golden memory…if only a smell in the air, a crunch under our feet, or a panorama of colors gathered under a tree.
“I shall remember the deeds of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.”