This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Hi all.  Just a thought to help start your week.

My family considers the acclaimed Newseum to be a “must-do” when visiting our nation’s capital.  One major exhibit there is dedicated to the news about the attacks of 9-11.  Most of us will forever remember where we were and what we were doing when those horrific events took place.

Here you see what is left of the base portion of one of the large radio towers that stood atop one of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.  It is massive.  And it is mangled – part of the wreckage.

Each person has in his or her past some event, some challenge, some thing, some wreckage of which we are not very proud.  And yet it remains there as somewhat of a memorial to times past when things weren’t what they should have been.  These things – these memorials – are difficult to see because they bring back awful memories.  And yet, these memorials need to remain, because they also remind us that, thank God, we are not where we once were!

Think on the wreckage in your past, forgiven and left behind, but wreckage nonetheless. And thank God for those things that will forever remind us of His goodness, His grace, and His merciful forgiveness in your life.  And on those days when you catch yourself in the cockiness of the “I-can-do-all-things-by-myself” attitude, visit your memorial and be thankful.

 

Just a thought.

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