Do You Remember When? By Brenda Drake

            I marvel at the changes that have taken place in our lifetime; not all are good. But one day we will see a change where all is good.  I look forward to the day when Jesus sets up His kingdom on earth.  We will indeed be in an even better place than even our best past good memories.

Do You Remember When?

Do you remember when children would play,
In the street at night as well as in day?|
When the neighbor was friendly even if not a friend?
And when the flag was saluted with pride deep within?
Do you remember when love was more than a word?
When it was felt more than its name was heard?
Do you remember when food was mostly prepared,
At home by loving hands when shared?
When books and magazines were displayed by the door;
To browse without fear of polluting a child’s mind or yours?
Remember when you could playfully bribe your child with a dime;
And when you had more control of your time?
When games were played by the old and the young?
When families and friends gathered to have some fun?
Do you remember reading a good book not wanting it to rest?
Do you fondly recall the many times your life was blessed?
Times have change it seems to a much too fast paced life,
Where quiet peaceful times are at times sacrificed.
In the troubled world where stress is known to overtake,
There is available a peaceful, resting place.
Where you actually the Father’s embrace know;
Fully convinced He is still in control.
The place where you are able to lay every burden down,
And where good things are restored and new memories are found.
In this place you meet with the One that loves man so much,
He died to set them free so He could our lives touch.
In Kingdom-land there is much promise of better days to come,
Where past memories dim in comparison.
Our “remember when’s” are changed to anticipation of what’s ahead.
Oh great day, with God’s promises we have nothing to dread.

Colossians 3:1-2
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

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