Devotion

Reflection
Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. --- Deuteronomy 32: 7

It is alright to look back at things in your past as long as you remember to turn back around and keep moving forward. Amid the good memories and the not-so-good ones you can find valuable nuggets of wisdom that are helpful in maneuvering through life’s current events. There are many clever quips our ancestors passed down through the generations that we once thought were funny and even ignorant. But for those of us who have since 'lived long enough' we now understand the rich depth of wisdom that was spoken with humor and certainty. How about the unconventional ways of getting things done that we can still rely on when today's conventional mechanisms give out? Don’t forget the creative ways of making a delicious meal out of leftover scrapping that are healthier and more satisfying than any kind of fast food? It used to be that - when anyone in the village was in trouble, everyone in the village was in trouble - until they all came out of it 'together'. Yeah, such things are good to reflect on, especially when we think we are having such hard times now. Today's difficulties fit today’s times just as yesterday’s difficulties did in times of old. We are still fighting against some of the same struggles that generations past fought to end. But through experience and reflection, we already know that the same Savior that the ancestors looked to for help is the same One Whom we look to now.  Reflect on this when you are looking back at your past, and you'll see that Our Savior was with you then, is with you now, and will be with you in all the days to come. Thank you, Jesus.

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