Sunday, December 30, 2007

Memories Are All We Have

Memories are all we have
But great memories they are:

It helps us lay aside our grief
And the pain we feel
To recall the good times
And appreciate what is real.

It’s good to share about predicaments and puzzles,
Discuss advice and serious things,
But also rehearse the lighthearted times,
The humor that a good friend brings.

Remembering helps establish perspective,
And talking it over helps the soul
View the world, life and death on God’s terms
So He can make us whole.

We know some who are too busy,
No inclination to invest their time
To examine the truth of one magnificent Creator God,
So to uncertainty they resign.

We sometimes struggle to introduce them to Jesus,
But we can with confidence, pray;
Who knows if happiness or maybe sadness
Will to the Lord, point the way.

Meanwhile, tears and caring mingle
For each one, near or far;
Memories are all we have
But great memories they are.

by Elaine Hardt ©2007