Throwback Thursday

5 Dec

My Take

Onisha Ellis

On Facebook and Twitter, Thursdays have become “Throw Back Thursday. People post old photos of themselves, their family or places with fond memories. Then there is the Facebook page, You Grew Up In…. There is a lot of nostalgia going on, I wonder why that is?

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My thoughts linger on the past, remembering all my loved ones who have moved to heaven. I miss them and remembering makes me feel close to them. Sometimes I look back on my life with regret, wishing I had make better choices and been wiser but I am also thankful for how far I have come and the sure knowledge that even when I was distant from Him, God was not distant from me. He was just waiting for me to move forward.

Are we looking to the past, which has a safe, secure feeling because we subconsciously don’t feel secure about the future?  I have always loved Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Or as my mother would say, “What do you have a Lord for?”

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8

4 Responses to “Throwback Thursday”

  1. divoran09 December 6, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Heartfelt, heart to heart, meaningful, creative, true, wise, comforting post, m’dear


  2. December 6, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Alta, I don’t have Facebook or Twitter, but I wanted you to know how very much I enjoyed your post Thursday. Most of my family has passed on, but I treasure those who are still with me. There is no substitute for the bond we have. God bless! Louise Gibson


  3. oldthingsrnew December 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Thanks, Jan


  4. Jan Romes December 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Very nice, Onisha!! 🙂


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