An eternal instant. An instant in time that had no time. A picture froze in mid-frame, demanding to be savored! A moment that reminds you of the treasures surrounding you. Your home. Your peace of mind. Your health. A moment that tenderly rebukes you for spending so much time on temporal preoccupations. A moment that can bring a mist to the manliest of eyes and perspective to the darkest life.
It was such a moment when the Creator smiled and said, “It is good.” It was such a moment in the “fullness of time” when a carpenter, some smelly shepherds, and an exhausted young mother stood in silent awe at the sight of the infant in the manger.
Eternal instants. You’ve had them. We all have them. But may you have more of them. You are, in a very special way, on holy ground.
From God Came Near