Random thought for today - be forewarned, it's an odd one for the Thanksgiving season.
Even in the story "A Christmas Carol", the ghost of Christmas past brings pain, bringing back memories that Scrooge would like to forget.
But the past is simply the past. A shadow of what has been and unless you let it, it has no hold on you. It is smoke and mirrors used by the enemy to try and stop you in your tracks...to keep you from moving forward.
I don't think I'm the only one who has ever thought of the past as painful. The Bible is filled with promises of the past being forgotten!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
So maybe this is an appropriate topic for Thanksgiving after all. Happy future everyone.