Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
This scripture and ones similar to it have always had a fascination for me. “How fast is that?” “Are you aware it is coming?” “Is there any time to prepare?”
Since Saturday, March 21, I have a new understanding. The answer to all of the above questions is a firm, strong “ it is so fast it can’t be measured”, “No” and “no”.
You see, that Saturday evening I was going about my typical Saturday and working on laundry.
I was sitting on the couch, folding clothes and my sweet dog let me know she needed to go outside. I stood up and “in the twinkling of an eye”, I had face-planted on the floor. My left arm was bending in a manner that it was not intended to bend. There were strange sounds emanating from my mouth. I could not move. A laundry basket had been my downfall.
The setting of this particular scripture is Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. In this chapter, Paul is preparing the Corinthians for what to expect with Christ’s second coming. There were contentious arguments occurring over what our Resurrection bodies would be like. His main point was it doesn’t matter. Those of us who are in Christ will be transformed in the ‘twinkling of an eye” and we need to be “ always strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
During this time of Covid 19 and being safe in place, what are some things you can do for the Lord ? Send in your ideas to me at 423-292-4918. Let’s BE READY! The day of the Lord is coming soon.