I was reminded a couple of weeks ago, while spending time with family, about traumatic childhood events that once dominated my thinking but hadn't been thought of again since entering into covenant with God eleven years ago.
I hadn't realized the healing He had performed in my heart concerning those experiences until seeing it all play out again in others who had also been through the same.
While the memory of those experiences from my past came back to mind, the power of them to dominate and direct my thoughts and emotions was removed. I was able to consider those events objectively.
This brought to mind Chief Apostle Eric's analogy to the books being removed from the shelves but the cards remaining in the library catalog. The memory is still present but the power is removed from it by His work of purging and healing within the souls of those keeping covenant with Him.
Praise God for His ongoing work of regenerating our souls as we simply labor in faith with His knowledge and tokens from above!