Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ever Present Past

It struck me, the title of Paul McCartney's new single: Ever Present Past. (It is playing on, in a format that I'm unable to copy to blogger. Click on the link to listen and view the video.)

Looking back across the horizon of his amazing life, I contemplate which memories might possibly be most poignant to him.

Or most haunting.

As he rounds out his time in the courts, seeking divorce from a woman who most likely brought him solace at one time after the death of his previous wife, Linda, it becomes quite poignant indeed.

Will he now be happy?

Was he ever?

And how can one escape the past in truest fashion?

Does the memory of days gone by, in hazy frame of gurus and guitars; of fame and fortune beyond comprehension; of late nights and screaming fans parlay his thoughts to regret? Relationships gone? unRealistic expectations?

We cannot know. At least not now.

Certainly, the past seeks to swallow up the present and the future by projecting itself upon the movie screen of our mind's eye . . .there only seems one way of escape from the Ever Present Past:

  • . . .We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14: 10 -12
  • That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
  • As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

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