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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011 (gospel lens)

gospel lens
photo by Patrick Frey

“God does not want to remove your memories;
he wants to redeem them.
He wants to transform them into something good,
something that will make you more like Jesus.
Do you see the hope this offers Christians?
Your bad memories of your past sins -
even the worst ones -
can be opportunities for life-changing growth.
You do not need to avoid, run from,
cover over, or get rid of your past.
You can reinterpret it God's way.
God's goal is neither memory erasure
nor memory denial,
but memory redemption.”
- Robert D. Jones

“When (we) view our past
through a Christ-centered, gospel lens,
(our) lives are characterized
by a deepening repentance,
heightened gratitude,
and broader effectiveness
in helping others.”
- Robert D. Jones

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