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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

This Moment

Sitting here in the sunlight of the Westminster Cafe, looking at a depressingly large stack of theology books I have to have read (and digested) by next week, I am struck by this thought:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. This moment, right now, in all its stress, bustle, and busyness, or even in its boredom, routine, humdrumness - this is a dramatic moment in redemptive history, in God's eternal plan. This is a climactic point for you to glorify God.

Saints and angels alike watch with bated breath as we surf this swell of daily life into the rising sun of life everlasting.

This is not some moment just to "be endured," to "get through" while we grit our teeth and wait for "future glory." This is It, the divine Now, the Today of our salvation - a moment to be reveled in, celebrated, dared, enjoyed, relished, LIVED! This moment is God's great gift to you in the here and now.

It is precisely what you need, precisely when you need it. The only real question is how you will respond with this moment God has given you.
And with that, I'll head back to my books...


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