…what the mind does not
It’s a story currently doing the rounds on social media. A story of a man in his eighties who has alzheimers. Memories have gone. The mind can no longer remember. But what this story shows is that while the mind can no longer remember, the heart does not forget. One day this man went missing. The Police were called and despatched to search for him. He was quickly found. For someone who needs help to walk around the block, managed to walk 2 miles from his home.
This man was on a mission. The man didn’t know his address or where he had come from. But he knew where he was going. He was determined to buy his wife flowers. Every year since the birth of their first child, Melvin had bought his wife flowers for Mother’s day. With Mother’s Day the very next day, he was determined not to disappoint. Thanks to the kindness of the police that found him, that plan was fulfilled. The Police returned him safely home, bouquet in hand. His wife saw his heart and saw that love remembers.
So often in life, we forget what God has done for us. We forget the prayers answered, the dreams realised. Our mind moves on and is filled with other thoughts, new dreams, new need. But our heart remembers, our spirit remembers. Our heart, our spirit, is always pulling us towards God. The heart never forgets. And to quote the commentator on the story – “love becomes an instinct”.
”…that you may know the thoughts of your heart.’ (Daniel 2:30b NKJV)
“I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired.” (Psalm 77:6)
Watch the story here – When Love becomes an Instinct