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November 25 December 2, 2013

 

Let God Forget

 

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

 

Jesus ~ Matthew 16:19

 

its funny how memory works

 

every time I lose a hair I think of you and

how you tried to rob me of an innocence

I didnt know I had, yet somehow kept

unaware for years of what youd tried

to do and failed, so naïve I was, and am

I was more surprised than appalled when

I saw, finally, you had not been honest

with me, alone in that room that day

(youd told me lies, sacrificed my trust

on the vile altar to your evil desire) and

were no longer who Id thought you were

yet knowing, I find forgiving you still easy

to do, my trust in you the only casualty

(my trust in One far greater unshaken)

my body (my mind and my soul) unharmed

praise God! and would not be destroyed

even had your theft succeeded, had you

robbed from me my innocence and done

to me that evil far greater than was done

it would still be a far smaller thing

than this amazing salvation I enjoy

and I would still forgive you and

maybe thats the reason I remember

so I can forgive you and let God forget

 

isnt it funny how memory works

 


 

It took me over twenty years to realize what had taken place in

that room that day was that a man I trusted had taken advantage

of me. Although I was unaware at the time that it had happened, a

feeling of discomfort made me keep my distance from that time on.

 


Each New Day A Miracle
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