HOW INSPIRING: 1 Corinthians 15:51-52


We will all be Changed in a Moment

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

‘Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.’

I suppose we all got up around the same time. It was a beautiful clear, crisp sunny morning and there was so much planned for the day. He was making his breakfast, she was fixing her hair and I was packing a snack for the bike trail. None of us had yet met, as we were strangers living different lives in different towns.

I loaded my bike on the back of my truck to head out for the trails, as he fastened his helmet, secured his boots and got on his motorcycle to go to work. I’m not sure where she was going, and I don’t know that she knew either. We all met at an intersection. He was traveling with the right of way, she began crossing without seeing him, and I was stunned when he dropped from the sky and landed flat on his back in front of my truck.

As I called 911 a calm overcame me and transported me to his side. She was screaming as he lie face up with his eyes fixed on the sky. I knelt next to him, leaned in and asked if he could hear me. He barely twitched his left eyelid to respond. I told him he was not alone … that God was with us, surrounding us with love and peace … and that I would not leave his side. A large tear, fashioned to the look of a pear-shaped diamond, formed in the outer corner of his left eye. As I spoke, his soul departed.

Who knew that morning, as we three were planning our day, that we would meet at an intersection of our lives that would change each of us forever. All our earlier planning and expectations were altered in a flash.

Take some time today to evaluate your relationship with the Lord. Stay strong in your faith and daily prayers – for one day, any day, at any moment we will be at an intersection of our lives, and the impact of that moment, that nanosecond, will change things forever.

(Note: The above is based upon my experience this July)

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