As I have been growing over the years, I have learned even more about God’s saving grace and the truth in God’s word, the Logos. It is wonderful to see the truth in the statement, the more you know, the more you want to know. The Logos feeds me, calms me, and frees me from all worry. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I can create new meanings to my past which frees me from my burdens of my earlier stupid mistakes. Yes, you can change the past. We are driven by the meanings we place on things; this is how we set priorities and make decisions. As a Christian and understanding God’s grace and forgiveness, you can give your past new meanings. So, I forgive myself of my stupid ways though I still can have regrets over my lost time in the abyss of foolish actions, I carry no guilt. Those that love me will also forgive me. I can and will repent; this is part of my branch connection to the “Jesus Trunk”. Many will not make this connection because they will not forgive themselves. They may even acknowledge that God forgives them, but they can’t forgive themselves; what arrogance is this? Are you bigger than God? Are you more important than God? Get off your “high horse” and join God in granting yourself the forgiveness that takes burdens away. Jesus says:
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30 ESV)
I look forward and see a wonderful “finish line” beyond neither any grand definition nor any explosive imagination. I don’t understand everything; God is bigger than any human understanding. But I don’t need to understand or comprehend, I only need to believe in Jesus Christ as a child will wholly and freely believe (Matt. 19:14).