Did you watch “the big event” last Sunday?  You know, the Super Bowl?  I’m sure the memory is already beginning to fade.  This does so because of its impact level on us.  For example, the impact on Jerome Bettis, running back for the Steelers, would be somewhat different than the impact the game had on me.  After all, his involvement included actual game play, whereas I was simply an observer on my couch at home.  The same would hold true between Mr. Bettis and Heinz Ward, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.  Don’t you know their memories of Super Bowl XL are vivid and strong and will be with them for a long time to come?

We too, encounter many “great” events throughout our lives, each differing in its level of “greatness.”  The impressions they have on our memories are equal to the impact they have on us personally.  For most of us the Super Bowl was simply an opportunity for entertainment, and will eventually fade into distant memory or even into oblivion, lost forever.  But what of the other “great events” in our lives?  Do they still linger in our memories, as strong and as vivid as the day we first experienced them?  Certainly you have memories that fall into that category, but I want to bring to your attention one that is yet to come for every one of us.  That “Great Event” is the coming Day of the Lord!

The Day of the Lord is coming.  The Day of the Lord will indeed have an impact on everyone’s lives.  The Day of the Lord will be a day remembered by all, for all eternity.  Why?  Because the end result of that day will be our existence forever.  Jesus gives us this insight on that “Great Day” when He said, “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; those who did the good {deeds} to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil {deeds} to a resurrection of judgment.” (John 5:28-29 NAS)  How prepared are we for that “Great Day”?  It is one we’ll remember for eternity, His Word assures us of that.

Copyright © 2006, Nolan P. Rutter

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