“Should old acquaintance be forgot
and never thought upon?
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone?
Is thy sweet heart now grown so cold
That loving breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
on old long syne?” (J. Watson)
Should old Acquaintance be Forgot? No. But Pastor does not want us Sad. So we Party and Play to dull the pain/guilt of our minds/hearts. We cannot use alcohol (shhh). So lets Play hard to dull our memory. But. God remembers. God bottles their tears. God hurts. God does not party. He is preparing for the Day of Justice.
In Honor of those we have dispossessed. This is dedicated to you All.
But God says, “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9-11). “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4).