This year, we will remember the tears that stained our hearts through the trauma of heartache and loss as we had to let go of people and things that we held dear.


And, we will remember the truth that strengthened our hearts as we freshly recognized that those who sow in tears will reap in joy and abundance.


This year, we will remember the obstacle of time spent alone as we were often separated from the larger community of those we love and live out life with.


And, we will remember the opportunity to use that time to deepen our love and intimacy with God and to deepen our love and intimacy with those near to us.


This year, we will remember the bitter taste of liberties limited and lost in the midst of countless shutdowns and lockdowns as we daily adjusted our expectations.


And, we will remember the sweetness of learning to live every day in a simple and limitless devotion to Jesus as we experienced breakthroughs beyond our expectations.


This year, we will remember the dizzying effects of living in a world gone mad as it sometimes seemed that evil was triumphing over good.


And, we will remember the dynamic impact of dropping anchor deeper in the Scriptures as we received renewed revelation that the Judge of all the earth will always do what is just and right.


This year, we will remember the price of sacrifices made in order to accommodate the necessity of the hour and the needs of others.


And, we will remember the provision of sustenance received as God’s benevolent hand reached our way to bless our lives.
 

This year, we will remember the challenges of not being able to minister as we had become accustomed to as access was altered and schedules adjusted.


And, we will remember the chances we had to learn and do new things as we charted a course to see nothing be lost and nothing be missed.


This year, we will remember the clarifying and convicting work of the Holy Spirit that called us to confront our sin and confess it without rationalization or justification.


And, we will remember the cleansing and cultivating work of the Holy Spirit that washed our souls and worked in us a greater weight of God’s glory.

This year, we will remember the penetrating gaze of God’s light as everything and everyone was revealed and exposed.
 

And, we will remember the liberating grace of God’s life that produced an unprecedented release and expansion in those who responded to His light.


Yes, we will remember.