by Terrence Clark CLC (review)
Best Day---Ever! :-)
I overheard a conversation, as I was riding an escalator, exiting a well-known Orlando theme park. It had been a long day for me, trekking, perhaps miles, through the streets of this entertainment city, with my family—wife, adult kids and grandkids. A mother, I gather, was talking to her young (twelvish) daughter, about their adventure in the same park I was in.
“This was the best day ever, she started. The weather was just right. We saw mostly everything, more than we expected.”
The little girls responded in agreement.
I listened and thought about what they were expressing. All the condition for their perfect day had been met. The weather was gorgeous, perfect spring, central Florida, weather—sunny, a few clouds for shade, about eighty five degrees, and no rain. A slight cool in the now evening air had started to settle.
Emotionally, their expectations had been fulfilled, and exceeded. I heard the family element. As a family, they had accomplished something together. The memories and pictures would continue to bless years to come. “Best day---ever!” You could hear the internal sigh and exhale.
In that little machine aided walk, I thought about the things that make “the best day ever.” Whereas vacation was concerned, it was good for me too. I reflected on all the elements that made that term reality.
For one, all the conditions had to be just right. There had to be the fulfilling of goals and expectancy. First, there had to be goals to be fulfilled. There had to be something that was predetermined, imagined, or dreamed with the thought this would be good for me or us. And for sure, going beyond the plan was always a plus.
Secondly, the weather or the atmosphere to carry out those plans had to favorable. This is so that there would be a willingness to fulfill the goal.
Thirdly, there needed to be someone to share it with—family, friends, readers. It seems that good things need some form of outlet to real reach maximum fulfillment. In other words, if it’s really good, then it prompted the need to share. (Cell phone pictures, Facebook sharing, Instagram albums, Twitter tweets, souvenirs, more t-shirts---all fit.)
And connected, there needs to be memories. Beyond just sharing, a truly good day produces a memory that would take the participants back to the time it happened, when they needed to go. In other words a best day ever is just that—it holds some forever value.
I thought about what was truly the best day ever for me. Moments such as, when I fell in love, when I won my first race, when I had peanut butter for the first time, when I got my first car, and etc. ---close. Two days from that conversation was Good Friday. This year it was also the beginning of Passover and the beginning of Resurrection Day celebration.
On that day in 33 AD, all the conditions of a perfect day had been met. Jesus Christ, Son of God and Lamb of God had taken on the sins of the whole world---including mine. I was destined to the torments of hell for eternity, separated from God Almighty. Disease and death had claimed its right to me. I, and all mankind, were just riding the escalator of life, (going down) living a faux reality of life.
All conditions were met. Christ had become the perfect sacrifice. He has become man and was the only one qualified to take man’s place on the altar of God’s requirement. It was all a set up. He had completely fulfilled every prophecy (goal) of God, to legally justified man from Satan’s accusations and sin’s demand. He was there for family. Although many did not accept him, He continued on in fulfilling the time.
He created memories that would be greater than just a picture and look back. Yes, saved and thankful men would look back and reflect to His cross, but more. What He did on that day interrupted time, space, and eternity.
For if any man would accept, believe, receive, embrace what really happened on that day, on the hill of Golgotha, that’s man’s soul, in essence, was seen also to be nailed to that cross. The forgiveness on that cross reached out forward and backward and pulled every man in. Those who would sigh---breathe in by faith and receive the gift that He gave, would find their day eternity renewed. I did.
All Conditions Met:
One) you need sinners---met. Two) you need a Savior—met. Three) Savior must pay the price of the sinners with his own blood life—met. Four) Sinner must receive Savior’s gift by faith to be saved---met. Five) Sinners who is now transformed into a child of God has a new Father and Family---met. Six) Good Memories produced. 7) Something definitely needed to be shared.
Best Day---Ever, and ever, and ever…….
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Terrence Clark is ordained Christian minister assisting multiple churches and ministries. He is the Chief Editor of VoiceCNC.com and is also a Certified Christian Life Coach—helping people to Win, Overcome, and Advance in the kingdom of God. For Life Coaching or to have Rev. Clark speak at your church or event email us at Vof1@aol.com or call (856) 728-0777
If these journal excerpts have been a blessing to you, please pass them on to your friends. And please visit us and share your testimony on www.VoiceCNC.com
Consider making and investment into this ministry to help as we reach the world with the good news.
Terrence Clark is ordained Christian minister assisting multiple churches and ministries. He is the Chief Editor of VoiceCNC.com and is also a Certified Christian Life Coach—helping people to Win, Overcome, and Advance in the kingdom of God.
For Life Coaching or to have Rev. Clark speak at your church or event email us at Vof1@aol.com or call (856) 728-0777