Have you ever been frightened to your core? I have. It happened a few weeks ago as I was getting ready for church. While taking a shower I experienced my first heart arrhythmia episode. I don’t remember a thing until I regained consciousness and found myself sprawled on the shower floor. My first thought was, “I must not have been here long, the water is still warm.” If it were not for having a defibrillator and pacemaker implanted a few years ago this writer would be pecking at his keyboard in a place called Paradise.
It took me more than a few days to muster the courage to step back into the shower. My cardiologist finally reassured me the timing was just a coincidence and thank goodness! I was afraid before long people would be calling me “stinky.”
I can never remember an event happening so quickly and without the slightest warning.
Listen to these insightful words from the Book of Corinthians,
“- in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye’
at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound,
the dead will be raised imperishable,
and we will be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:52
Yes, life as we know it can change in an instant, in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, abruptly, quickly, suddenly, promptly and totally without notice. Therefore we must be prepared and keep our eye on the prize, everlasting life with Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. We must always be ready for the final moment when our mortal existence ends and our eternal life begins.
Remember, God is everywhere. He craves our friendship not artificial responses and selfish rejections. During your quiet time listen for His tender whispers of invitation as He softly asks you to join Him in a future filled with peace and love.
Let us pray we all hear the sound of the last trumpet.