I had the joy of spending time with Dr. Hughes and listening to him preach on the topic of “Disciplines of a Godly Man” at CrossPoint Church in Argo, Alabama today (Dr. Ryan Whitley Pastor). There was a never ending stream of quotes he gave… but there was one that really grabbed me and all the other men (400+) who were in attendance…
Two blinks ago (1963) my daughter was born. A couple of more blinks and I was holding my daughter’s child… my grandchild. Another blink and I was doing my grandchild’s wedding. Another blink and I’m holding my great grand child. A few more blinks and I’ll see Jesus!
Wow. Think about that! As I have been meditating on it myself… I’m resovled to make the most of each moment (blink) God gives me until I see Jesus for myself!
Yes, the older I become, the faster time flies. Mom always said it would be like this. (another quote). We’re closer to the coming of Jesus than the last few blinks, huh?
Makes me scared to blink. I remember a blink or so ago when our boys were playing summer baseball. Mine is about to be done with high school. WOW!! Kenny Chesney has a song called “Don’t Blink” You can watch it… on Youtube.
Thanks for sharing this quote and the comments.
I’ve missed a bunch of moments for Jesus. I want to walk more intentionally with Him. Please pray for me.
My prayer for you, my friend, is that your next blink will find you standing before a congregation prepared by God for you and the one that He has prepared you to shepherd! What a joy to finally get to meet you! May God’s blessing pour over you, into you and out from you!
I was indeed a blessing to meet you and your wife. I was encouraged by your prayer and the obvious love you have for Christ and His Bride. I do look forward to my final “blink” as I’m sure you also do. Keep praying that God will move events and situations according to His will for ministry. One thing I know, He is faith and full of grace for all things.