Defining Moments

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How to live.: In every life, there are defining moments.  An event, a choice, a meeting that changes everything that comes after. A time when you set off in a different direction. What are some of those moments in your life?  Maybe getting married, becoming a parent, graduating from college, choosing to embark on a certain career?

For every Christian the most important defining moment of life, is the day they met Jesus.  For many of us that happens in our baptism as a very young child. We grow up and continue in the faith that was imparted at an early age. For others, there is an event that awakens faith in a flash;  or a person who tells the good news.  However it happens we need to live as Luther described in the quote above:  as if the events of the Passion and the Resurrection and the Second Coming were not just words in the Bible that we accept intellectually, but events that we actually believe, experience, and allow to affect our lives.

How would you feel if Jesus had just died yesterday for you?  How would you spend your time if you saw the resurrection with your own eyes?  How would you behave if you believed that the Second coming might happen tomorrow?  In the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, the Bible tells us to be ready.  Don’t procrastinate.  Spend your time and your life today as Jesus “redefined” it.  Make that one defining moment the centerpiece of your life.

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About jculler1972

My husband is the pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters and a granddaughter and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was recently published by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches) in 2017

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