We’ve all had them. Those special moments frozen in time. Those moments that will be remembered when we are very old and sit daydreaming about life. They are gifts of God to cherish into eternity.
Everything is more sharply focused in that instant, time stands still, the rest of the world disappears. For this one tiny piece of life, everything is more precious, and God grants a brief interlude in the usual business of living.
The very last time I saw my grandmother, we shared a long, speechless look that no words could capture. In that look, we relived a lifetime of love. In that first second that I looked into the tiny face of our newborn son, the awesomeness of God, the Creator of life, was so real to me I could almost feel His physical presence in that room. Touching moments. Funny moments, Heart-breaking moments. Eternal moments.
Jesus must have had such moments while He was here among us. The look of love on John’s face as he baptized him. The look of shame on the face of the woman caught in adultery. The look of hatred on the face of the Pharisees. The look of heartbreak on Mary’s face as she watched her boy die. The look of joy on the face of Peter when he saw his Savior alive again.
If we are not careful, we will let these special times slip by unnoticed. They can never be recalled. Once passed, they are lost in an eternity of seconds, minutes, hours, days. Learn to recognize when you are part of something much larger than yourself. Take notice of “God moments” in your life.
PRAYER: Father – Thank you for the special moments in life that are from you. Help me to live each one to the fullest.