Monday, September 15, 2014

At the Moment

Waking up in the morning, beginning an new day.
Most of us, myself included, go about our day giving no thought to the possibility of a sharp turn in the road of life.

But the moment that you hear of a car accident that a friend was in, or that heart stopping incident in which your brother was inches away from being hit by a falling auger, something changes.
Instead of just living the moments as if you will have a lifetime of them to hold, you are treasuring each moment as if it was your last, or the last with those that you love.
The common expression "Live every day as if it was your last" becomes more then just a saying, it becomes a heart beat.

I wonder why it takes a tragedy, or an almost tragedy for us to remember that the only real guarantee we have is that God holds our tomorrow?
Though there is an overwhelming sense of peace in that knowledge, the truth is, WE don't know what lies ahead in our everyday. Today could be the day that life changes forever.
The question then becomes, do we want to experience regret at the end of this day? Or do we want to have the satisfaction of knowing that today we put forth an effort to be the best version of ourselves for God and for the people we love?
Those things that you want to say to someone, or that something that you felt God is calling you to do... don't put it off any longer, because we don't know how much longer we have.

Today I am going to remember the fragility of life.
Not in a worrisome, fearful way.
Rather in a way that opens my heart to love big and live better, bringing glory to the name of Christ.


Megan said...

I was just thinking about this, it is amazing how in one single moment ones life could change forever and how precious each moment is!

Mandy said...

Nicely written and so insightful! Thanks Jen!