Some things, you never get over. You never are free from certain memories, nor do you want to be. The love mixed with pain has contributed to the core person you are today. When everything material and temporary has been stripped away, you are a collage of pieces built by life, glued together with the values and beliefs in which the Creator formed you. All my years of training as a psychotherapist has taught me an infinite amount about human behavior and social systems, yet not nearly as much as I have learned from the Holy Spirit.
Some things never change. There are loves you will love for literally an eternity, regardless of circumstances. There are beliefs and values that no one could disprove or take away from you. And, unfortunately, there are behaviors you will always default to… like an abused animal that has been in a safe, loving environment for the majority of his life. It will always default back to the early days of self-survival.
God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, the beginning and the end. He is the certainty in a world of uncertainty, the surety in a mind of confusion.
*This also happens to be my birthday verse from 2007. What a way to remember, Seminole was a gift from Him… I will, therefore, try to turn my mourning for Seminole into praise for the Lord.
James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.