I am sure that all of you have heard the saying, “in the twinkling of an eye.” I looked up the definition in the dictionary, and it basically means, happens quickly. Before this weekend, I would have probably have said that the first thing that came to my mind about this saying would have been Santa Claus. I thought that the poem, The Night Before Christmas had this saying, but, I would have been completely mistaken since it actually says, “with the wink of an eye.” Lol! This weekend, I traveled to Atlanta to go to a business presentation with my Energizer Bunny Friend. We met up with a couple of ladies that we know from previous meetings, and then we went out to eat dinner the first night. I was talking to my friend from Florida, and she told me that she had a close call with her eye a week or so ago. She was outside hanging up some spring decorations when a piece of metal fell into her eye. She was lucky because she was able to flush it out before it scratched or damaged her eye.

When we were at our meeting, my EBF asked me if I had a mirror. I didn’t have one, but I asked her why she needed one. She said that a hair must have gotten in her eye, so she was going to go to the bathroom and get it out. As the day progressed,  the eye got worse, and a trip to the eye doctor confirmed what we had surmised…the eye sustained a deep scratch. Luckily, we were able to find an ophthalmologist who prescribed eye drops so that she could find some relief from the intense pain.

Both of these events started me thinking about how things could change in an instance. It reminded me of how fragile we really are as humans. Both of these ladies could have easily have lost their eyesight which changes your entire life. That got me to thinking, are you prepared?

1 Corinthians 15: 51-52

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—52 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.

While I was talking about how life can change because of a health issue, this verse is talking about how in a flash how your life can change because of the coming of the Lord. The scary part is, are you prepared? Are you prepared for anything that life throws at you? Are you ready for unexpected health issues, unexpected accidents, unexpected losses?

Even though I asked the question, I already know the answer. We are never really prepared for what might happen tomorrow. I have health insurance, I have auto and home insurance, and I have a will for just in case something happens to me. But, even with all of that, I am not “prepared” emotionally. Honestly, I don’t think that anyone can be prepared for situations that you’ve never experienced before.

How do I get “saved” insurance? My home and auto mean nothing to me in comparison to my soul. So, my “saved” insurance is prayer; it is reading the scriptures and trying to live my life according to His word, and, it is having belief in the Lord.

I may never be fully prepared for the coming of the Lord, but I can prepare a little more each day. I don’t know when the Lord will come; it can be in the twinkling of an eye.

Matthew 24:44

44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Have A Blessed Day!

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Bless you for helping me start today focused on what is important in my life. We may think we are ready for what comes at us in life, but the Lord is the one that will carry us through!

  2. Misted up reading this post. Bless your heart for sharing these oh so important thoughts.
    “Soul” insurance….never heard it put that way but I love it. #preachitgirl💕

  3. J'Laine Bradley Reply

    Such a good blog today. It reminds me of a song that I used to sing that says “ if I should gain the world and all it holds but then if I should lose my soul, then I have lost it all”.

  4. Dana Buckingham Reply

    You’re right – we are never really prepared for tragedies or bad news. The bed thing to do is to cling to the Lord. He’ll get us through. God bless you today, Tania.

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It made my sabbath morning bright. If you don’t mind I’ll share the salvation insurance idea with my family and friends. It was brilliant!

  6. Elizabeth Bienvenu Reply

    We are never prepared in ourselves for the worst but with the Lord we can get through anything!…God Bless you and your family.

  7. Wow! Do I feel blessed this morning. A friend directed me to your site when I asked a fashion question of her the other day. This is the first post I’ve received in my email. I feel like I’ve found so much more than a blog. I found a friend, a sister in the Lord. Thanks for the soul message today

  8. What a powerful message today. I don’t stop to think of this enough. I experienced an unexpected tragedy this year and was not prepared. But my faith and family pulled me through. I’m going to work on my “soul insurance” more. Because I learned the hard way how quickly things in our life can and do change. It is eerie sometimes how spot on your Sunday posts are for me. God bless you Miss Tania.

  9. Karen from Como Reply

    We had another snow “event” overnight and church services were canceled. Your post was meaningful and timely on a Sunday I really missed church. I save most of your Sunday posts to reread. Keep em comin!

  10. Kelly Palmer Reply

    I attended a funeral yesterday and it definitely makes you think about what is truly important in life. I thank the Lord for my salvation and that I know where I am going when my time comes. I really enjoy your Sunday posts 🙂

  11. Charlcy L. Green Reply

    Blessedly, Jesus died for us so we don’t have to be afraid of the Trumpet Call if we believe in Him! In am thankful we both know Who holds our hand!

  12. Thank you for your willingness to share your faith. Beautiful 🙏

  13. Veronica Guerriero Reply

    We definitely need to be prepared—in the twinkling of an eye can find us meeting Him in the clouds…what a beautiful thought.

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