I'm hooked on the song History by Matthew West.
If you haven't heard it, you can listen to it free here (in the upper right corner of the screen there is a mini player - just hit the big play button).
I like it for the melody, but also because of the wonderful message Matthew gives us.
The chorus ...
Yesterday is history
And history is miles away
So leave it all behind you
Let it always remind you of the day
The day that love made history
... reminds us that no matter what mistakes we have made in the past ... no matter how many times we have turned our back on God ... we can put it behind us because of what Jesus did for us.
That really is a comforting thought.
It's also something we should never, ever forget.
But the song intertwines another beautiful message regarding "history". One of the refrains is as follows:
Every word that you are saying
Every prayer that you are praying
Every chain that you are breaking
History is in the making
In other words, everything we do matters. We are making history every day. Maybe not like Jesus did, but in our own little way.
Every time you pass on the Word to someone, you can change their perspective. Every good deed or act of charity can alter a life. And every prayer we offer up for someone - or some soul - can change their future - here or in Paradise.
It all matters.
And on that note, I wanted to thank all of you that read this blog or host your own. From a post or picture that brightens my day, to a new prayer or spiritual reflection that feeds my soul ... you are helping to shape my history.
God Bless all of you.