“Peter interrupted, ‘Rabbi, this is a great moment! Let’s build three memorials — one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah.’ He blurted this out without thinking, stunned as they all were by what they were seeing.”(Mark 9:5-6 MSG)
Sunrise is moments away, and I eagerly wait to capture the moment for the hundredth time. I do this almost daily, waiting to snap the perfect picture. A few seconds one way or the other changes the result completely.
What moment of our lives will be captured that people will look back at long after we are gone? In the Bible, such moments seem to define people forever: a doubting Thomas, a believing centurion, a tearful woman … the list is endless — of folks caught in one moment of their journey of faith.
The disciples wanted to capture forever a moment on the Mount of Transfiguration. They thought that they could make the moment last forever. Life isn’t like that, and Jesus tells them that it’s time to head down to the valley to continue the work and mission that they have before them.
A moment in time does not define who we are and Whose we are. The broken can be made whole, the sick can be healed, the sinner can be forgiven, the doubter can believe. The click of the camera allows me to look at that captured instant, but the day moves on.
As we move on in our day, let’s cherish each moment, but be ready for that next adventure in faith that God has planned for us! “I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the Promised Land.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prayer: We greet You once again, risen Son. Come, breathe Your life into the day that awaits us. Allow us to rise, to embrace the moment, and to begin the day in Your name. Today, we thank You that we can serve with kindness, love with compassion, and walk humbly with You in this great adventure. Amen.
Copyright © 2022, by Kenn Stright <email@example.com>, first published on the PresbyCan Daily Devotional presbycan.ca .
West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reprinted from PresbyCan with author’s permission