I Was Just Thinking About – CARPE-DIEM.
An article, The Moments Of Our Lives, in the Huffington Post (04-05-16) stated: “Our lives are made up of moments. Whether we know it or not, every moment, every experience affects our lives in who we are and who we will become. There is a moment for everyone when your whole life is changed or something so dramatic happens that it changes your life path. Whether you have had your big life altering moment or not isn’t the point, the point is what you are doing today and how you are living your life now in the present…The moments of your life make up who you are. You can take those moments and let them pass or take the moments, good and bad and make the most of them.”
Carpe-Diem is Latin for, “seize the day; take full advantage of present opportunities.” This dovetails with the moments of our lives. Events and experiences occur every day in our lives. Our core values will be the determining factor in what we do with these moments. The word moment comes from the Latin word momentum and is commonly used to indicate: “the most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant.”
We have just passed through the Lenten Season and there were countless numbers of sermons preached on the victorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ following His entombment for three days and nights. It may have included these powerful words from I Corinthians 15:50-52 (KJV), “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” The newer translations state Verse 52 definitively. The NIV states: “we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” The NLT renders it: “But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.” The ESV renders it: “We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.”
For the follower of Jesus Christ, a transformative resurrection “moment” represents a basis for one’s faith and hope. In God’s perfect timing, in His choice of the precise moment, we will all be changed and ushered into our eternal home with Jesus Christ. Have you taken a moment to be prepared for THAT MOMENT? If not, why not do so this moment, today.
Prayerfully – consider these things with me!