Most people know of the new trend on social websites that starts a sentence with “that moment when”. Usually, people use it to highlight an awkward situation, a hilarious incident, a “what in the world” reaction to another human’s lack of common sense, etc.
Well. Yesterday, I was sitting around reading Psalm 139 and thought to myself:
That moment when you realize God knew you before you were conceived.
And then I kind of got carried away.
That moment when God foreknew you and predestined you to be His.
That moment when Christ came into the world, lived His fully God, fully human life, and died thinking of His elect.
That moment when you realize that He thought of you because you are one of His elect.
That moment when you actually start to cry because you’re homesick for heaven.
That moment when unbelievers just don’t get it and you try to explain it and they blow it off.
That moment when you hold a baby and pray for its salvation.
That moment when head knowledge about God’s sovereignty is challenged by pain, suffering, and temptation.
That moment when you’re the only one of your adult friends who’d rather spend the afternoon with their godly parents than go out to a sports bar.
That moment when you’re convicted by the idiotic movies you watched.
That moment when the answer you get is not the answer you want to hear — and all you can do is trust the Lord.
That moment when trusting the Lord is way easier said than done.
I could go on forever.
But I won’t, for your sake. At least for now…
Leave some of your own “that moment when” statements in the comments!