The greatest moment

The greatest moment

Over the past few days, Dallas and I have been at a soccer tournament for his team. And to be honest, it’s been a tough tournament with plenty of learning experiences. On the parent’s side of the field, we really, really want the boys to win, however, we also know that losses can bring the most growth.

And if this weekend is any indication, we are about ready for a growth spurt 😊.

I’ve observed that many games come down to one moment…one great run or touch or..the.miss…can be the difference in a game. Since one goal is often the difference between winning and losing, much of the game is about a buildup to one moment.

This is why giving up a goal is incredibly painful and scoring is full of exhilaration…I’ve been to a lot of games and some days are painful and others are hard to stop talking about because they are so memorable.

Life is like this.

It has been said, time is measured in hours and days while life is measured in moments.

Consider some of the most significant moments of your life, perhaps you’ve had a close call with death or maybe you think back to marriage or children. For others, it’s a job offer or acceptance into a school that can be a life-changing moment.

As Christians, we have been celebrating the most significant moments in our faith for holy week. Of course, the incarnation of Jesus was an incredible moment, there were miracles and teaching. Last Sunday we rehearsed the story of Jesus walking into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Shortly after coming to the tune of “Hosanna”, the shouts changed to “Crucify Him.” After a hurried arrest and hearing, Jesus was sentenced to death.

The crucifixion of Jesus is a life-changing moment. It was on the cross, Jesus took the sins of the world on himself, satisfied the wrath of God, and provided forgiveness for our sins and peace with God.

We have created a 9 minute Good Friday video to help you reflect on this incredible sacrifice by Jesus providing you the gift of eternal life. I hope you can take some time to feel the darkness and the pain of this life-changing moment.

But the story doesn’t end on Friday. As Christians, we may feel the pain of Friday, but we also know the resurrection of Jesus is the biggest moment in history. This moment not only answers to toughest questions of life, it also provides us hope for eternity.

I sure hope you can join us this Sunday for our celebration of the GREATEST MOMENT IN HISTORY. Our service times are 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am (Full KidCity available), or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.