WEEK 6: The Insanity of a Moment


“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52, KJV) 

The one thing that most humans on this planet crave is more time! But maybe time is not the problem? Mankind perfected the art of either living in the past or looking to the future, but often don’t live in the moment, always pre-occupied with what was or what is to come. The danger with a lifestyle such as this is that unless man willfully puts a stop to it, it soon becomes a habit that overflows into every facet of life and we float on the surface of existence even in our times of communion with God.

One of the things I miss most in churches of the 21st century is silence. Church has become a very noisy place, just like the world. I remember a time when you stepped into a church and were met by a wonderful silence. I loved going to church early, when I could simply sit in silence and not only live in the moment but breathe in it, my moment with Christ. Whenever I have the privilege to be in Europe, I make sure to spend as much time as I can in cathedrals, a place where I can separate myself from the world and my soul can touch Christ.

When last did you live in the moment, when last did you have a moment of solitude with your Saviour, the One who gave not only a moment but His total existence so we may live in the moment?