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This morning, my dictionary app started me off with the definition of twenty-twenty. It read, “Twenty-twenty, “keenly or acutely perceptive”, as is often remarked of the advantages of hindsight, has its roots in vision”.
Reflecting on our past is always good, as we can look back with gratitude, seeing how God’s grace and mercy upheld us. Reflection brings to memory some of the lessons learnt that would help to shape us and make us better. On the other hand, not every experience is helpful in making us better. Some experiences have damaged lives and kept many bound to their past. Sometimes we may also look back and cherry-pick the good experiences (the good old days) and hope to relive them, but as Solomon said, “Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this” Ecclesiastes 7:10.
As believers, may we not be held bound by our past or try to bring back the ‘good old days’, but may we embark on the year with the advantage of spiritual hindsight, accurately perceiving the greater works, blessings and times of refreshing ahead of us.
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace”. Numbers 6:24-26
From: Chris & Odelia Eke