January 9 Echoes of Eternity Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus C…

January 9 Echoes of Eternity
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation.
II Corinthians 1:3,4
Bring them to Me, My child, bring them to Me—the wounds of the past, the painful memories of foolish choices, the hurtful wrongs you inflicted on other —all that burdens your soul with sad regrets. It was for sinners that I came to this earth. It was for the undone, the heavyladen souls who knew no relief from the pain of their wrongness.
The crucifixion you feel as these old memories return is a crucifixion of pride. The humiliation and shame are but necessary blows to the nature that still seeks to be “somebody.” As you bury the memories in My wounds, there is no place for boasting or vainglory. Neither is there any reason to continue to nurture the pain. Gratitude, praise, and expectation can replace the defeating deadness of old regrets.

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