Will we live to see another sunrise? What if we do? Will we live to see the sun at high noon? How about to see the sun set? We have no guarantees of this. Time is passing, but life is fleeting. In a moment, everything we know can change. In a moment, life can be gone. If you have seen the news lately, that fact is probably pretty evident to you. This is something we typically do not like to think about, however. We are prone to quickly brush the thoughts aside and move on to something else to distract us, to comfort us, to cheer us. But it is of utmost importance that we take this moment to think on these things.
We need to prepare for “this moment,” the time when our moments will come to an end. What have we done with our lives?
First and foremost, we need to think about whether we are ready for the eternity that will come after our final breath. Have we prepared ourselves to meet our Maker? We have two choices in this matter. We can choose His plan and spend all eternity with Him, or we can reject His plan and spend all eternity separated from Him. His plan is to love us forever, shown by the provision of His Son, Jesus, to provide salvation to all who will receive it. We have this moment to choose whether to receive it.
After we have finished this moment of decision, the next thing to consider is how we will spend each moment until the time of eternity. As we move from moment to moment, time is passing; and every moment matters. We have the opportunity right now to make each moment count or not.
“Life is made up of moments, a whole compilation of them—moment after moment after moment. And suddenly, they have made a lifetime, and a life has been made, whether it is long or short. A personality has been formed, a character developed, a reputation established.
Although each moment is different, something happens within each one that is the same: life happens, and choices are made. Will we choose to love, forgive, serve, and heal; or will we choose to hate, grow embittered, act selfishly, and wound? Will we choose self, or will we choose God? Will we live each moment in the flesh, or will we live in the Spirit? Will we walk independently, or will we cling to His hand? This is the time to decide, in this moment—once it passes, it cannot be changed; and we do not know how many moments will comprise our lifetimes.
Moments are gone in an instant, and so, too, can be our testimonies, reputations, credibility, and opportunities. Life itself can be gone in a moment, before we have a chance to change, improve, or make amends. Don’t wait another moment. Turn your moments into a beautiful legacy.
Choose this moment for Jesus.
Choose this moment for love.
Choose this moment for life.
This is your moment.”1
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.2
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 3
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.4
[I]f you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.5
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.6
1 Repost of a blog entitled “Moment by Moment,” ©Francee Strain, April 23, 2018
2 John 3:16
3 Romans 10:13
4 1 John 4:15
5 Romans 10:9
6 2 Corinthians 6:2b
Scriptures taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, ©1982 by Thomas Nelson.
©Text and photo, Francee Strain, June 9, 2022. The photo features an American robin at sunset.