The lyrics to this song, which was recorded by Whitney Houston, started going through my mind, I hadn’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 in one instant can 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 my car was rear ended while I was sitting motionless waiting to make a left turn, 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! On 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 shattering news, which will replace the smile with tears. Each time I just stood there for a moment waiting, just giving one more moment of peace before the storm. 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 the foundation. I could smell smoke and went to find it, the power had gone off so I was trying to feel my way around and ended up in my bedroom where everything was all over the floor from the power of the strike hitting right behind a 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 the wall 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 another opportunity to witness to him about God’s miracle in stopping my fully cedar wood house from burning to the ground.
I pray Psalm 91 over my household and family every day. 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 when suddenly a tragedy may strike, but then just as well you may be in trouble when suddenly you get a miracle and everything is all right once more!
Remember, God can use YOU as an angel to minister 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!”
Make all of your ‘moments in time’ the best you can, remembering that you can do all things through Christ, which strengthens you! Philippians 4:13