Monday, May 31, 2010

Sounds like a Memory

Can you hear it?

The old-time ice cream freezer churning...

The birds chirping...

The crickets calling each other...

The wind blowing through the trees...

The flags waving and whipping in the wind...

The laughter of family and friends...

The sizzling of the food on the grill...

The splashing of the kids in the kiddie pool...

And, of course, the flies buzzing by...

Can you hear it...the sound of a memory being made?

Even if you can't literally hear it, I know you just experienced a bit of it just then, if only for a second.

Now, try to hear the sounds of some other memories that have been made...maybe ones not so pleasant.

Can you hear them?

The guns firing...

The bullets whizzing by too close for comfort...

The cries of fear and pain...

The shouts of victory...

How about the whip lashing across the skin of His back...

And the clang of the nails being driven...

And the mocking, taunting, and name-calling...

And, one of the best sounds of all...not in anguish...not whispered...

In a LOUD, confident voice...

IT IS FINISHED!!!

His work is done, give thanks and remember it always!  Receive it if you haven't already.  His blood is for you...this Memorial Day and every day.

What memories!  Treasure them!

8 comments:

Robin Prater said...

Haelie, this is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read. Really, it is. What simple beauty in your words. I love it! Thank you for opening up your heart, using that pen in such a lovely way.
Love ya, Rob

Haelie said...

Thanks so much, Robin! I was really struck by the sounds around me at that moment when I wrote this. Glad it came across as I intended it to.

Charlotte said...

Such a contrast in these memories. A very interesting post.
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I did remove the post. I intended it to be on the sidebar and the only way I can get that music thing to post on my WordPress blog is to do it that way. You can't just copy the code and put it on there like you can on blogger. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the music. I just did a new post which I'm not planning to delete. LOL

JEANNE said...

Hi Haelie, this is so well written. I enjoyed it very much.

Blessings, Jeanne

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW! That is powerful. This will keep me thinking.
God Bless,
Ginger

sarah said...

this is so well written...the contrast..the gentle beginning and then....the powerful ending

Haelie said...

Thank you all very much! So glad you enjoyed it. This was really easy to write, because He hit me with the thoughts and it just flowed.

:o)

Renee said...

Such powerful words!