The lyrics to the song referred to in the title, which was recorded by Whitney Houston, started going through my mind. I haven’t heard it in a long time and yet those words, “One moment in time” kept playing in my brain. I was thinking how one small incident could change the course of your whole life, and it makes you want to be very careful and prayerful every day of your life. One moment before I was rear ended while sitting motionless waiting to make a left turn, I was happily listening to my radio and going to my office in the church to do some work, my car was smashed, but I was not harmed! Saturday night, two weeks apart, I was laying down to sleep, thinking all was well with my world, when I got the call that there had been a death in the family. First it was my dad’s brother, then my mother’s. Both times, I waited until early Sunday morning to go into their bedroom and forever change their world. It is hard to see someone greet you with a smile knowing that you are about to give him or her shattering news. Each time I took coffee in to them and then just stood there for a moment, waiting, giving them one more moment of peace before breaking their heart with my sad news. It happens to many people every day in every place on earth, from the family of soldiers, to families of the elderly. A few summers ago, lightning struck my house. I was working in the kitchen and suddenly out of nowhere a thunderbolt sounded and my house seemed to rock on its foundation. I could smell smoke and went to find it, the power had gone off so I was just trying to feel my way from room to room and finally went into my own bedroom where everything was all over the floor, shaken by the power of the strike hitting right behind my book case. The fire department finally found us and determined that the fire was out. Next day in the daylight I could see where the beam, inside where the sheet rock had been blown off, the wood had been on fire and was charred and had supernaturally gone out. The insurance man couldn’t believe his eyes and it gave me the opportunity to witness to him about God’s miracle in stopping my house, built entirely from cedar wood, from burning to the ground. I say Psalm 91 as a prayer over my household and family. Here are a few verses from it: That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes and kick young lions and serpents from the path. It is true that one moment you may be happy and suddenly then a tragedy strikes, but on the positive side you may be in terrible trouble and suddenly a miracle happens out of the blue and everything is all right once more! Lack of space in this forum keeps me limited from giving a long list! Remember that God can use YOU as an angel to someone in need. Always look for someone that needs an encouraging word or a prayer. How do you want to remember your ‘One Moment In Time’? “Each day I live I want to be a day to give the best of me. I’m only one but not alone, My finest day is yet unknown!
I pray that you are blessed and that you are able to make all your ‘moments in time’ the best you can. Just remember this, Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me!
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