I sat beside a lake and begged God for a tangible sign that He was hearing my desperate prayers, and then looked down to find a four-leafed clover resting between my toes.
I sat on a mountaintop glacier and ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and cried because I was in awe of what I saw, after one of the most strenuous hikes I’ve ever experienced.
I sat at a café on Pier 7 in San Francisco, after walking four miles, and quietly celebrated completing one of the biggest and most stressful shows of my career.
I drove through autumn trees with windows down and sunroof open singing at the top of my lungs when my Mother told me they were wrong, there was no cancer.
Then there are those moments that I would never share because to reduce them to words would kill them. They were “my moments” where my talents and gifts were finally validated following my own personal struggles. We all have had them and they are sacred to us.
Life gives us perfect “moments”; we all get them and they propel us through life, but have you ever thought about the fact that we have never experienced a perfect “day”. In fact, often our perfect moments are wrapped up in or are even the result of an unpleasant or even painful day. On earth, our perfect moments serve as validations, as rewards, as tiny glimpses of something bigger.
Now think about this; if we put our faith in an eternal future in heaven, what we have to look forward to are endless perfect “days.” Just imagine that for a few “moments”; it’s hard to do, because we can’t comprehend it yet. We won’t make mistakes. We won’t hurt or be hurt. We will be in awe of everything we see, hear, smell and touch. We will work and we will love every moment of it. We will rest and it will never be cut short. We will love completely and abundantly. We will live finally. In heaven our perfect moments will flow from one right into the next without end. Have you ever stopped to really let that sink in?
“What God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!” 1 Corinthians 2:9
What perfect moments have you experienced in life? We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment.
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