Sunday, February 27, 2022
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Mark 9:5-6 – Peter interrupted, "Rabbi, this is a great moment! Let's build three memorials — one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah." He blurted this out without thinking, stunned as they all were by what they were seeing. (MSG)

Sunrise is moments away, and I eagerly wait to capture the moment for the hundredth time. I do this almost daily, waiting to snap the perfect picture. A few seconds one way or the other changes the result completely.


What moment of our lives will be captured that people will look back at long after we are gone? In the Bible, such moments seem to define people forever: a doubting Thomas, a believing centurion, a tearful woman … the list is endless — of folks caught in one moment of their journey of faith.


The disciples wanted to capture forever a moment on the Mount of Transfiguration. They thought that they could make the moment last forever. Life isn't like that, and Jesus tells them that it's time to head down to the valley to continue the work and mission that they have before them.


A moment in time does not define who we are and Whose we are. The broken can be made whole, the sick can be healed, the sinner can be forgiven, the doubter can believe. The click of the camera allows me to look at that captured instant, but the day moves on.

As we move on in our day, let's cherish each moment, but be ready for that next adventure in faith that God has planned for us! "I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over and I've seen the Promised Land." – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Prayer: We greet You once again, risen Son. Come, breathe Your life into the day that awaits us. Allow us to rise, to embrace the moment, and to begin the day in Your name. Today, we thank You that we can serve with kindness, love with compassion, and walk humbly with You in this great adventure. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you.

    Amen Kenn.

    Thank you. so positive!

    Absolutely inspiring- thank you.

    Thanks for the good word, Kenn.

    This is great! Thanks for sharing.

    Very cleverly written, Kenn. Thank you for your thoughts and your challenge!

    Great points and prayer, Kenn. May God bless you and your family on this beautiful day!

    A great message, Kenn, and a very practical application for everyday living!!

    Thank you, Kenneth, for sharing this encouraging devotional with us!
    Click! Blessings.

    Thank you for another inspiring devotional! It’s made me aware of the moments I’ve lost, and all the moments I can still capture!! Your deep faith comes across in such a beautiful way.
    Thank you and bless you!

    Thank you for your wonderful message this morning.
    I sit here reading it and watching the sun come up at my place too.
    A wonderful way to start my Sunday this week.

    Thanks Kenn for another of your special writings. Yes, it is amazing what can occur or be seen in our lives at the click of a button, especially these days. However our faith must remain strong as we know our Lord is there ready to serve us and answer our prayers for the best result. Blessings for these writings you do.

    Good morning, Ken,
    Yes, indeed, which moments of our lives have made an impression on others. A very good question.
    Thank you for writing these very meaningful words to think about.

    Good morning Kenn. Thank you for this devotional, you have such a great gift of being able to reach out with your insight into the workings of God, thanks for sharing them with us. “The moment in time does not define Whose we are. The broken can be made whole, the sick can be healed, the doubter can believe.” Thank you for reminding me of this, I am a doubter, always in the valley. As you say in your prayer, we must be thankful that we can start a new day and embrace the moment. Blessings.

    Good morning Kenn,
    I truly liked the way you approached this topic with “click”. It really emphasizes the point you are trying to make.
    I use the slogan “What is today, doesn’t have to be tomorrow.” It has a similar idea to what you are saying. If today isn’t going well, tomorrow can be different. If someone is upset with me today, that doesn’t mean they will be tomorrow. etc.
    The hymn “From Ocean unto Ocean” is wonderful. So many hymns I do not know and glad to learn them from the devotionals.
    A wonderful prayer to start our day. Thank you. Keep clicking.

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