We all hold onto them...little moments. It is what our lives are made of, little moments. I have a new favorite song. It's a song by Rob Thomas off of the "Meet The Robinsons" soundtrack. It says...
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours
These small hours
I remember the first time I saw my wife like it was yesterday and how I felt at that moment. I was, I don't know, I don't have the words to describe it. It's how I know I love her so.
I remember the second both of my children came into the world. WOW!!!!
I remember so many little moments, little wonders, of life and they sustain me.
I once was playing softball and was mired in a terrible slump. I was down, nothing I did worked. But then, after 5 weeks of struggle, BAM!!!! I hit a ball, like lightning, through the right side of the infield. I still remember the feel and the sound as the bat struck the ball. That little moment carried me to a final 5 games in which I got out once.
A single little moment changed everything.
I remember the moment I understood what the Christian life meant. It has carried me these last 15 years.
Just a single moment.
Today, I had a moment. A moment of worship that I will never forget. A moment that I will forever remember, and it will no doubt sustain me. For a moment, I was not a guitar player on stage. I was not a member of any band. I was in the presence of the God of the Universe. To be honest, I am always in the presence of God. He's omnipresent for goodness sake, you really can't escape that. But today, in a little wonderful moment, I was conscious of the fact that I was in his presence, and really what that feels like. I was awed, happy, amazed, moved, stilled, humbled, inspired, and so many other emotions all at once. Another little moment...A little wonder...a small piece of time that will forever remain with me, sustaining me.
The song is right. Our lives are made of these small hours, these little moments, that even as time fades in our rear view mirror, these little moments forever remain with us. They speak to us. We remember them, and how we felt at that moment in time, and they move us toward something greater than we can even begin to fathom.
I thank God for all my little moments, but on this day, I thank him for the honor and humbling privilege it is to be a member of his family. I thank him for excepting my little crayon created picture. I thank him for who he is and for going to a cross so that I might feel his presence my life. I thank him for this moment, and every moment that is to come. For God is the creator of all things, all the little wonders. May I recognize, and remember them, and him, more and more each day.