Time is a funny thing. It is never on our side. We always seem to run out of it and it keeps on changing. It never stands still and we never can go back and change it. Life as we know it can change so quickly it is like someone came up from behind you and jerked the rug out from under your feet. In just a split second life changes.
Just ask my cousin. She was happily married with a daughter. Her husband crashed his motorcycle, leaving him almost dead. After coming out of a coma he had to learn to walk and talk all over again. After several years of the accident the incident played a toil on the marriage and it was dissolved. The man she had married was no longer that person due to a personality change from injuries sustained to the head. Her life changed in an instant and they could no longer return to the happy moments of family life except with memories.
Just ask a friend of mine who had three children and happily married. A Christian home, doing all the right things, being who God called them to be, and in an instant things changed. He fell from several stories on a construction site. Everyone presumed him dead falling from such height. However, through much recovery his personality was not the same due to head injuries. Their marriage dissolved leaving her feeling confused on why God allowed this to happen to her. She left her quick-tempered husband due to the fact of protecting her children from a man she once loved so dearly.
Just ask a pastor who got a call on the way home from his church, stating his brother had killed another man. Just ask a friend of mine whose son was killed point-blank because of drug deal gone bad. Just ask the mother and father who was awakened in the night by a policeman coming to tell them their daughter just died from a drunk driver. The list goes on, life goes on, sometimes not so easy to deal with but somehow God gives us the strength to make it another day despite what life has dealt us.
Just ask Bobbi, the wife of Bill. He is one of our church members who seemed to be acting a little different over this past week-end. On Monday morning his boss told him to go home or go to the hospital. The CT scan showed a four-inch brain tumor. Aggressive and growing, putting pressure on his brain, it affected him at different times, from memory to thinking correctly. An average hard-working family man now facing surgery and other tests to determine how much time this disease will give him. We are believing for a miracle. His entire family’s life has and will be forever changed.
Through all these circumstances I am sure you may relate or know someone too in which their life was changed in a moment. If it wasn’t for God where would we be? Some who don’t believe in God who is faced with death suddenly starts to pray on in a moment of time. God is the one who carries us through it all, strengthens us in our weakness and lifts us up to live again with faith. We believe, we receive as time ticks on. It is through knowing Him that time is on our side in eternity.
Prayer: Lord, you have a plan and we don’t know why things happen sometimes. It is hard to not ask “why” when bad things happen to good people. Sometimes we hurt, we get angry or upset and then we wonder again where are you in all of this madness and sadness. One thing I do know is your timing is not always what our timing is, you know best. It is through the difficult times when our life changes in a moment that we need you the most. Thank you for healing each and everyone and giving us hope again. In Jesus name. Amen.
Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
I Corinthians 15:52 New Living Translation (©2007)
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
Please remember to pray for those in my stories today. If you would like to leave a comment or prayer request (or prayer) please do so in support or in memory of someone who has experienced a moment of time that changed their life.