In a recent Facebook post Jada Pinkett Smith said, “Every moment, every interaction, every word is a creation of a memory”. If that statement is true, then every moment counts toward eternity. That scripture speaks explicitly about not forgetting the experiences of this life, using those memories to teach our children. It is through the memories of past generations that taught us how to treat God.
9 “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. 10 Never forget the day when you stood before the Lord your God at Mount Sinai, where he told me, ‘Summon the people before me, and I will personally instruct them. Then they will learn to fear me as long as they live, and they will teach their children to fear me also. Deuteronomy 4: 9-10 (NLT)
I have heard people jokingly say, “If I knew marriage was going to be like this, I would have stayed single”. Well, the reason why they did not know or understand the complexity of marriage is not because they never saw married couples. The problem is that those couples never chose to share their memories of the not so good times. In fact they never told us how to weather the “relationship” storm. According to the scripture referenced above, It is vital that we use our memories as tools for instructing and equipping our children to handle life’s difficult moments and keep it moving.
Your memories are a treasure for the next generation so, what are you doing with them?