Yesterday is gone. Future is but a dream. All we have is the present, which is right now. We will never experience the present as we do right now at this very minute. The feelings, the emotions, the sounds, the tastes, and everything around us. The present is a gift. The past will never be again, it’s gone. We can however, if we choose, live in the joy of the present, if we learn from the past and are willing to change what we need to change. Forgive where forgiveness needs to take place. Love, rather than to be loved.
When the present is lived so as to grow from experiences of the past, the future will be full of life. We live life on life’s terms.
The Apostles were faced with the same situation. They were confused, worried, very fearful and troubled. They could live in the present as long as Jesus was with them. Jesus reassured them, as He does us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You—Have faith in God. Have faith also in me, as I go to prepare a place for you.” Thomas spoke up. “We don’t know the way. How can we follow?” Jesus said; “I am the way, and the truth, and the life---No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:1-6)
May your days be filled with peace as you let go of the past, live in the present, and follow the light into the future.
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