Did you ever play the game “Freeze” as a child? The group is running and playing as though everything were normal and then the one who is “IT” yells, “Freeze!”
Everyone has to freeze exactly as they are when they hear the word. The first person to stumble or move from their “frozen position” becomes “IT” for the next round.
There are moments in all of our lives that are frozen in time and frozen in our memories. They can be good moments, or bad moments. Moments of utter joy and moments of profound grief. Whatever else they may be, these are moments that are locked in our hearts and minds because of the power they hold for our lives. You can almost relive them now.
Take a few moments or minutes to remember —
That first kiss.
The time she said, “Yes.”
The look on your doctor’s face.
The day your child was born.
The time your mortgage was approved on your first house.
The time you lost the person you loved the most.
All of these are moments which are locked in place. In some sense time stops when these frozen moments are called to mind. The most dramatic of them all are those moments of life and death that make up the greatest, most wonderful and the most devastating events of our lives.
“Defining” moments some folks might call them. As we journey through this Easter week, we celebrate the single most important defining moment of our Christian faith – the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without this moment, none of the other defining moments of our lives would ever make sense.
With special thanks to John P. Jewell
Easter is the only time of year when it is safe to put all of your eggs in one basket!!
What are some of the defining moments in YOUR life?
In years to come, how will YOU look back on your coronavirus isolation as a defining moment?
How are your defining moments connected with Jesus’ defining moment of Rising from the Dead?