I Wish This Moment Would Never End

IMG_3060Have you ever said that? I wish this moment would never end! I remember thinking that from my early childhood till the present. On a beautiful cool summer morning in Pennsylvania running outside to play, I remember thinking, I wish it could always be like this.

At about twelve years of age our family went to Sea Isle City, New Jersey for the first time. For me, seeing the ocean was love at first sight. From then on, being at the beach was a moment I wish would never end.

Gayle and I have had times now living in Florida, where we are at some beautiful location, enjoying dinner, outdoors, palm trees, sunsets, live music, light breeze and I wish the moment would never end.

The problem is not only do the wonderful moments end too quickly, so do the weeks, months and years! I honestly have to pinch myself at times when I think about how in the world I could be sixty years old already!

Do you honestly think anything on earth would be better than heaven? What if all the moments we wish would never end are simply appetizers for what the main course in eternity will be? Those paradise moments are all about being in a beautiful setting and being connected to someone or several others having a good time.

Eye has not seen nor ear heard what the Lord has prepared for those who love Him! But the Spirit reveals them to us. Maybe one way the Spirit reveals those things to us is through the highlight moments here on earth! Something to ponder!



About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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3 Responses to I Wish This Moment Would Never End

  1. lou says:

    So beautifully said Scott. I just love reading your REALfitness posts. And I KNOW my life is better by knowing you and Gayle.
    Love you,

  2. Donna riffle says:

    This makes me say….hummmmmm – wait for it! Thanks Scott for your words to ponder.

  3. Sam Watkins says:

    Thanks Scott for reminding us all of those moments and not to take them for granted. I travel all over the world and see many grand things that God has made and am always reminded that Heaven is a better place. Just two weeks ago my wife and I were standing on a mountain at 14,000 ft admiring the Rockies and the next day in the badlands. My wife made this arresting statement, “Even when God brings a disaster it is still so beautiful.” When you look at the affects of the flood we see His signature. I can’t imagine what Heaven is going to be like. Sam Watkins

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