Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 NIV84)
How many of us go through life day to day thinking about how quickly things will change and how quickly we will be changed? Sometimes it takes something drastic to get our attention.
For some it could be like the tragedy in Indiana this weekend. People gathered at a state fair to hear country music and enjoy the fair. In the blink of an eye it all changed. The stage, the whole stage…lights, canopy, metal and all came tumbling down with strong wind storms. Those concert goers lives changed in an instant. Fun turned to chaos. Life turned to death. In the blink of an eye!
Today I had an “in the blink of an eye” moment. I took the day to go to a couple of doctors appointments. On the way to the 2nd one, I witnessed the truck in front of me get smashed by a car running the red light(our green light.) It happened in the blink of an eye. So fast…so quick…and the four people in the two vehicles lives changed. Thankfully, the police were there before I could park my car and get back to the scene. The situation was handled. I gave a statement as did another lady. As the police officer took our statement, he told us the driver who hit the truck said he did no wrong. He was innocent. Hmmmm…..
This got me thinking….first, how truly thankful I am that the Lord had me second in line and not first at the red light. Then I pondered how when it all changes for us literally…whether we die or the Lord returns…how many of us will plead innocent and say we were right and the Truth was wrong? How many of us will want another chance or know someone who may? How many of our loved ones and friends are we not sharing the Truth with because we are waiting on the right moment…waiting on when it is convenient for us? We may not get that chance. We don’t know what day will be our last run, our last walk, our last talk…it doesn’t come when it is convenient.
The driver that was hit today was truly inconvenienced. She didn’t plan on leaving by ambulance or having her truck towed away. But she was blindsided by someone else’s truth…
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil. (Proverbs 3:7 NIV84)
I am the first to say I need to work on sharing my Lord’s truth. I don’t want others to be blindsided. Will you join me?
Praying for the victims in Indiana as well as the victims in the accident today! Lord, help me share your Truth so the blink of an eye doesn’t blindside those around me!
(Today’s post is off the subject of running…but God was speaking around me today and I wanted to share.)