Friday, April 09, 2010

1 Corinthians 15:51-58

I was struck in today’s reading with the words, “in the twinkling of an eye”. How many times do we hear that about bad things? We may hear “in the twinkling of an eye, all hell broke loose” or “in a twinkling of an eye, he was dead” or “in the twinkling of an eye, the twister landed and my house was gone”. The idea is that a twinkling of an eye is fast. Go ahead – blink. It’s fast, isn’t it.
I grew up in California. We had earthquakes. I hated earthquakes. They made you feel absolutely helpless. There was no where safe to go. Truly, in the twinkling of an eye, you could lose your life, your property and your family. Frankly, it was horrifying.

Even if we don’t face it on a daily basis, we know what the twinkling of an eye means. You can have a car accident, or lose a loved one, have a heart attack, whatever. The point is, your life will change that fast. How does that make you feel? Are you ready for this? Do you have what it takes to defend yourself against what horrible things could happen in the blink of an eye? How often do we not allow ourselves to think about the possible horrible stuff that could happen to us just because we are living on this earth at this time?

In today’s reading, we hear that all things will be changed in God in the twinkling of an eye. God can take over your life if you will let Him. Then, it won’t matter what will come in a twinkling of an eye. You can handle it. You have God on your side. You won’t have to fear the unknown.

Once you find God, stand fast in Him. He will turn away anything that can happen in the twinkling of an eye.

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