“Blogging” as it’s called is new to me. After the death of Charlotte, I felt this unquenchable need to do something. One of the ways I thought I could harness this energy was through writing. I’ve always loved to write but have not been so public about it. This blog will be a place for me to share stories, thoughts, reflections, ventings, Scripture, resources, prayers…
I’m also writing this blog for myself. I want to be able to write these things down not only as a part of grieving Charlotte, but also to remember God’s faithfulness in it. Furthermore, God commands us to do so. He knows how quick I am to forget His goodness. And He knows that sometimes the only way I remember is through reading it.
Recalling God’s faithfulness to the Israelites, Moses exhorted, “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren” (Deuteronomy 4:9 NLT).
In the book of Esther, after the Jews were spared from decimation by King Ahasuerus, “Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews, near and far, who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly…” (Esther 9:20-21a). He wanted everyone to remember God’s saving power.
Finally, in Revelation 21:3-5 NIV, John is commanded to write down the glories he witnesses! John writes:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
I’m not sure where my writings may or may not lead but that’s okay. Thank you for taking the time to read and please feel free to share my blog and reach out to me if you so choose.