“David Crockett: Well, me and Russel are figuring on heading down Texas way. That ain’t no place these days for a riverboat gambler with wobbly legs.
Thimblerig: There are times when cowardice is a virtue, my dear Colonel. It makes choosing a cause so very simple. Now, I know nothing about Texas of which you speak, but I do know of the fury of the outraged minions of the law. And as a consequence, I fear what lies behind me far more than the unknown that lies ahead.”
We all have certain things in our past we wish we could take back or forget, but like the gambler we can’t let the past hold us back from the present and future. What did Jesus say to the woman who was almost stoned to death. “Go and sin no more.” We too have to remember we can’t change our past, we can’t undo the past, but we can refuse to continue to live in the past. Our future is but a moment away so take up the hand of God and walk with him away from the past.