My girls and Patty have been going through boxes of old photographs getting a lot of laughs as we see ourselves from years ago. It is hard to believe but I used to be rather slim with lots of hair and my beard was black! As we were looking through the pictures, even some from my High School days, I couldn’t remember much of the details that would have been part of my life when the picture was taken. I often lament all the events and experiences that I can no longer remember, it is like they didn’t even happen.
I often wonder about heaven and my new glorified body. I am sure that I will be able to remember every detail and every thought of my entire life. As I reminisce in heaven about my life here on earth will I have much regret or sorrow over what I did and didn’t do with the life I was given by the Lord? Some people will say, we won’t remember any of the sad stuff, God will take that away. I think that is just wishful thinking, personally. One of things that will make eternity awesome is the contrast between there and here.
But I am sure that there will be some feelings of regret when we remember fully and realize what could have been, and what we could have accomplished. But for now, I am choosing to forget the past and press on hard, with all my might to become all that I am capable of becoming and to accomplish all that I am capable of accomplishing.