一首歌勾起一段回忆。。。 A song rekindles a certain memory…

“触景生情”是很确实的一句话。。。

有时候某个画面、景色、歌曲,甚至味道等等,都会让人想起一些往事。。。
当然这些回忆未必是伤心的,也有甜蜜的、有趣的。

歌曲特别会勾起我有一些回忆,因为我从小就喜欢听歌和唱歌,所以在成长过程中曾经很流行的歌曲,再听到难免会让我想起那段时间所经历或发生的事情。。。

信了主也一样,一些诗歌让我印象深刻,包括很多自己写的歌,背后都有一段故事。。。

记得有一首歌,好多年前在祷告会唱曾让我哭得肝肠万断,因为当时发生了某些事,以为这人因此也完蛋了。。。
我哭了几天几夜,如果要数做了牧师曾经历过的失望和伤害,这大概是我记忆中其中最痛的一次吧。。。

多年后,在教会又听到这首歌,在台下的我看到我原以为已经完蛋的人,却已重新在神面前事奉。。。不知该如何形容心中的感动和感恩。

当年唱这首歌时,这人曾让我流下多少伤心和绝望的眼泪。。。
可是那天再唱这首歌和看到这人,我所流的是欣慰和希望的眼泪。。。
那天,我看见了上帝的怜悯。。。

It is true that certain scenarios could provoke certain memories…

Sometimes just a picture, scenery, song or even fragrance can rekindle certain memories in your life…
And of course it does not have to be a sad memory, it can be something sweet or even funny.

Songs especially can rekindle some memories in me as I loved to sing and listen to songs from small. So songs that were very popular as I grew would somehow provoke memories of some incidents or experiences if I hear the songs again…

It is the same after believing in the Lord. Certain songs formed deep impression in me, including many songs I wrote myself, they all have a story behind…

I remember there is a certain song, many years ago when I sang it in a prayer meeting, I had never cried so much… because a certain thing happened then, I thought that was the end of this person…
I cried for many nights and days. If I were to recount the disappointments and hurts I had encountered as a pastor, this could well be just about the most painful in my memory…

So many years later, I heard this song again in church. As I stood there in the congregation watching this person whom I thought was lost many years back serving the Lord once again… it is hard to describe how touched and grateful I felt.

Years ago when I sang this song, this person had caused me to shed tears of pain and hopelessness…
But that day as I sang this song again, they were tears of gladness and hope…
That day, I saw the mercy of God…