Monday, February 19, 2018

In This Moment

Olympic figure skaters Alexa and Chris Knierim were interviewed Valentine's Day after their short program.  Alexa stated they didn't know if they would ever be back there again (on Olympic ice) and had decided beforehand to "live in the moment," every moment, the mistakes as well as the good things, and to enjoy every second of the experience.

What a wonderful lesson for us all, to live this moment as if there well be no other.  In fact, none of us is guaranteed another moment in which to live.

For the Christian, living "in the moment" also means having an awareness of the Lord's working in and through us continually.  The Apostle Paul instructed us to "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." (Philippians 4:4.)  I think rejoicing always has much to do with living in the moment.  There are times we are so tempted to look ahead to another day, another time which we believe will bring to us satisfaction and fulfillment.  The truth of the matter, however, is that satisfaction and fulfillment can never come from a circumstance, an acquisition or an experience.  It can only come from a Person and it can only come from One Person. . .the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our hearts were made to be fulfilled in Him and Him alone.

As we look "unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith" we will know that great fulfillment which comes from ever knowing more the One of whom the scriptures said were "all and in all."

Ayez toujours confiance dans le Seigneur pour l'avoir, nous avons tout.
Trust in the Lord always, for having Him, we have all.

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