Thursday, May 19, 2011

(Repost) In one minute...

This is an older post I found, but wanted to repost today.
(with a few edits...)


Have you ever thought about the significance of one minute? We live such busy lives in our society these days that a minute seems to not have much importance. However, in just one minute (60 seconds), lives can change...

In one minute...
...an Olympian sets a new record
...a man and woman say "I do" and a new family is born
... a puppy jumps out of a beautifully wrapped box and licks your face
...20 babies are born in the United States
...a butterfly emerges from a chrysalis being given new life
...a starving child receives a bite of food and life is extended one more day
...a broken relationship begins the path to reconciliation
...a cure has been discovered for a disease
...the first snowflake of winter begins to fall
...the phone rings and your life is never the same
...a teenager decides to try drugs "just this once"
...the winds of a hurricane begin to blow
...an expectant mother miscarries the precious life growing inside her and her life will never be the same
...an airplane plunges into the World Trade Center
...the stock market plummets as do your earnings
...the divorce papers have been signed and you feel like a failure
...the doctor walks into the room with a new diagnosis
...10 people in the United States take their last breath
And in the most important minute of your life, you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, turning away from a life that pleases this world to a life that pleases Him. Your minutes begin to be led by Him, you begin to see things in a different light, your faith begins to grow as you trust that He is the Lord of everything, even down to the darkest minute of your life.

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life." (John 8:12) In one minute, your life can change. Have you played out the most important minute of your life? Did you once, but have turned away? It takes just one minute to turn back, to accept and to begin to follow.

I pray today is your day!

2 comments:

Michelle Lynn said...

Melissa, I love you Blog. You have a true talent of words. Take care

Jo Taylor said...

Wonderful blog =))