Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Instant.
Earlier this week, I read a news article which stated a person was suing a well known maker of microwave mac-n-cheese. It seems the box falsely advertised it would be cooked in 3 1/2 minutes. It took a minute longer.
It wasn’t instant enough.
Instant >> “succeeding without any interval of time; prompt; immediate; in a moment” (dictionary.com).
We want everything in an instant. The problem lies with us though, not the product.
We just don’t like to wait.
In this time of Advent, we are a waiting people. We are waiting to celebrate the birth of Christ. Mary and Joseph ventured to Bethlehem to take part in the required census being taken in those days.
Although they knew she was pregnant, they had no knowledge of the exact point in time their baby would arrive into this world.
It was an ordinary day, which in an instant, changed our world forever.
In this time of Advent, we are a waiting people. We are waiting and anticipating the return of Christ, as our King.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52, NASB)
It will be an ordinary day,
which in an instant,
will change our world forever.