FORGOTTEN......BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 
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God desires to bring us to a clearing, a newness of hope, a place to cleanse all that is broken, rusty and seemingly worthless. Time to resolve, restore and overcome the old and become new, bright and beautiful.
— jeannie puzey

Deep in the Marysvale, Bullion Canyon, in Southern Utah, are the relics of a life and mining experiences that existed long ago. Discarded and placed randomly, hidden, forgotten..... but not forgotten.  

As with these discarded forgotten items; are some of our ‘cast off’ experiences of the past. Tossed aside, until we....through choice or happenstance, remember them and the burden that is tied to them.  Forgiveness beckons! Healing calls!

Am I ready to heal?  To overcome?  To find peace?  

Is it time?

God has a way of reaching out to us when it is time; through dreams, thoughts and inspirations, through conversations, books, people, movies, etc. We will remember past experiences.  He nudges us.  He desires to bring us to a clearing, a newness of hope, a place to cleanse all that is broken, rusty and seemingly worthless. Time to resolve, restore and overcome the old and become new, bright and beautiful. Forgiveness....for us, for them.

Yes! It’s time!

But wait!  The past....what lies there?  Am I really ready?   

Time....I need more time!

How did the Lord know it was time?  That I’m strong enough?  That I want to be free of what’s heavy and broken and painful?  Emotions surface. I want to run, to hide.  Remembering is hard, but here I am. I see it now, the pain and hurt, that came into my heart long ago....then cast off...in the shadows, randomly discarded, hidden, forgotten..... but not forgotten!  

Who knew that my ‘Journey To Wholeness’ would bring me to this place?  

Hidden, here and there, in the shadows, several relics beckon to me, to be recognized, embraced and forgiven. To be seen through God’s light and grace, as a gift, given for learning; and growing.  Will I forgive and heal?  Will I ‘let it go’ and grow?

In my life I have learned that forgiveness is a choice to release myself from a painful burden; to trust in God, to allow Him to take over and let the negative, that’s festering inside, go. He will help me cleanse and heal all that is broken and bring me to a place of peace!  

I can trust in Him, I can become healed, I can become whole!

Yes!  Peace from the pain, and turned judgment over to my Savior. I am letting it go and becoming new, becoming beautiful. Peace! I have longed for this peace.

Now I am free! Free to move forward on my journey. My Journey to Wholeness, my pathway to  a new place of peace.


Getting over a painful experience
 is much like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point
in order to move forward.   
~ C S Lewis ~

CHALLENGE:
Probably one of the hardest things we need to do in this life is to remember our feelings of hurt and pain, that we have seemingly, become hidden or ‘cast off’, and bring them to our remembrance. Enabling us to forgive and be forgiven.  Are you willing to take this step with me?   Are you desiring to make peace with the pain that you have cast aside?  Is it time for you to let it go?  
Search out those who you need to forgive or those from whom you need forgiveness.  
Be free!  Free to move forward on your own Journey To Wholeness.

ARTWORK:
This piece of artwork is titled, “Abandoned”
When I saw this old, abandoned water boiler I fell in love with it. It was so unique and beautiful in it’s new coat of rust, tarnish and patina. I love the old abandoned and forgotten machinery and relics, that have lost their value and effectiveness through the years and have then been cast aside and forgotten.  A new beauty comes forth when, through time, the weather and elements magically transform them into something the eye can love and appreciate.