Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Not just for a moment...but FOREVER

Did you hear about the phenomenon that photographers flock to take pictures of in mid-February.  It is a waterfall that when the sun hits just right, for just few moments, only for one day in mid-February, the water looks like orange, hot lava.  It is located in Yosemite.  Pretty neat.  I am sure it is beautiful and amazing to witness in person.  But for those of us not able to go, here is a picture...

Just for a moment it is famous.  Just for a moment it is photographed.  Yes, someone might notice it other days.  But frankly, it is not a popular waterfall any other day of the year.  But, it is considered beautiful, even if only for a moment, and only if the weather cooperates.  Then just as quickly as it starts, it is over.  It is just a plain waterfall again.

As I walked into my kitchen this morning, the glistening, thick blanket of white frost outside on the grass caught my eye.  If you read yesterday, you know my family was wanting snow, but it was a no show.  And though this frost was not snow, it was a glittery, white blanket, that was close enough for a moment.  Yes it didn't last long.  The sun came up and the shimmer melted and was gone.  But, for a moment our yard looked like a winter wonderland.

These things in nature last but a moment.  In my life, I want Something that is lasting.  Something that is never ending.  Something that is eternal.  I don't want something that is but for a moment...I want it FOREVER. 

You know the only thing that is eternal...our Heavenly Father and His never-ending love and His eternal salvation He offers through His Son.

His love and salvation is not just for a moment...but FOREVER!

Do you remember the feeling you had when you asked Jesus to be your Savior?  I can recall every detail.  That joy I felt is unspeakable, as the old hymn says.  It is indescribable.  I once heard a preacher say, you might not remember the exact date or the exact time when you became a child of God.  But if you can't remember the place you were at and the feeling you had, you might need to make sure you have had that most important time with God.  A time when you asked Him to rule your life.  A time when you confessed your sins and asked Him to save you.   He will save you!  He will write your name in the Book of Life.  It will stay there forever.  Not just for a moment.  Not just until you sin again.  But thankfully, FOREVER!

Today's Verse
"As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even FOR EVER."  Psalms 125:2  (Capitalization of FOR EVER is for our emphasis only.)

He promises to be with His people FOREVER.  I am so glad His love is not like the lava waterfall, or the disappearing frost, or the melting snow.  I am so glad it is not like a human love with all its flaws.  It is a love and a promise of salvation that, we can be sure, is not just for a moment.  It is FOREVER!


  1. I wanted to visit your blog after you visited mine, and I discovered that we live right down the road from each other! I'm in Holly Springs, and my family was longing for a (bigger)snow the other night too. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts on the One that lasts.

    1. Wow! I had no idea you were located in Holly Springs! We take the short trip there every Monday night for gymnastics class. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! God Bless.