The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8

Monday's Moments

Life is not one big happy constant holds good moments and not so good moments; fleeting moments and moments that linger way too long. I have been made aware recently of the moments of my life and how VERY special some of those moments much so that they must be recorded and shared.

What would life be without the gift of special moments?

God is good.

All the time.

I am thankful for every minute of life that God gives, but there are times when the minute becomes a moment suspended in time. A special gift from God himself, if we take the time to notice.
Because of these mundane minutes transformed into memorable moments by God's grace, I feel compelled to have "Monday's Moments" every so often. A place where I can record and share with you some of the special moments God has given to me and mine. I trust you will enjoy sharing these moments with me, and will be encouraged to look for God's hand as He changes your minutes into moments.
This Monday's Moment.....

While we were in Honolulu, we went for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory....a little background to set the scene....I found out that the restaurant was having an amazing special...all their complete dinners for 40% off to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Dinner for two for $12.50! Salad, fresh baked bread, spaghetti of choice, ice cream and beverage! I LOVE a good deal so I was up to go there. Bob was not. He figured that we were in Hawaii and every dinner should have an awesome ocean view (the SF is in a warehouse type mall with few windows, and is furnished with dark antiques). When we arrived we were escorted to a table in front of a two story window with a view of Fisherman's Wharf....SWEET! Dinner was great...we just enjoyed the view, each others company and the familiar food.

That would have been great if that was it....but God decided to change our minute into a moment.....before we left we went to the restrooms....they are upstairs by the's a mezzanine overlooking the entire restaurant.
As we both came out of the restrooms....this four or five part harmony broke out and filled the entire room...

We looked over the balustrade to see a table of about 12 young Hawaiians standing at their table, holding hands and singing grace. The place was filled with the sounds of God's people praising could almost hear the angels in Heaven joining in...everyone stopped and listened. Hallelujah...Hallelujah.....praise God....thank you Lord.

We stood in awe as they sang...I cried as I too praised my God for His goodness to me. I cry now as I re-tell it.

And then the moment was over....the whole restaurant broke out in applause....and everyone went back to what they were doing before they were interrupted by the moment.

We left the restaurant with a sense of God's blessing on us and with a special memory forever etched in our hearts and minds of when God turned a regular minute into a special moment.

Be blessed today...and look for the moments!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "timely" reminder to be alert to His moments for us...what a great way to start our Monday!!
love ya!

susan said...

Wow, that is amazing!!
Right now I am I am overwhelmed with snot & a very clingy child - but I am reminded of a "moment" Izzie & I had the other night. I was putting her to bed & singing "You are my Sunshine" with her...she started singing (in her own way) and then looked at me, gave me a big kiss & then went back to cuddling & singing with me.
I was at the end of my rope with this child & I needed that "moment" with her.
Thanks for the reminder Auntie Jo.


susan said...

Obviously I haven't had much adult conversations lately since I wrote "I am I am" - weird, sorry!

Laura said...

Oh, you made me teary-eyed too! What a beautiful moment indeed - thank you for sharing. And thank you for the reminder to look for God in the little things and in 'everyday' moments.