"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind." Isaiah 65:17
"Mama, does that mean when we get to heaven that we'll forget everything that happened to us this year?"
And so began a discussion on holy forgetting. There will be a day on the new earth that this year may be remembered, but the pain will be forgotten. The hurt will be gone, but the memory of God's faithfulness will linger sweetly in our hearts into all of eternity.
All our Christmas things are still not with us, but my parents have graciously let us decorate with their things. Perched on the tree are soft memories of my own childhood Christmases' past.