Mark chapter 1 says, “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth…”

At that time… Moments are everything in our lives. It is a moment that can make the difference between a crushed front end on the car, or a safely avoided deer. It is the moment that can make the difference between a Superbowl victory or defeat. Moments can be exciting as we watch a child make their first tentative steps. Moments reveal our weakness as powerlessly we watch a tornado rip a house to shreds. Moments are the measure of life. Even the times in our lives that were great are punctuated with memories made up of moments: the first loving glance, your name being called at graduation, sitting down at the desk of your new job. Reality seems to be the most real at particular moments.

Our lives are made up of so many moments it’s hard to decide which ones are more important than others. It’s hard to pick out a favorite moment. There was one moment that many of us probably don’t remember, a moment that changed everything for you. It was the moment when water was poured over your head, and you were connected to the word of God: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It was a moment where the Holy Spirit ignited the flame of faith within in you and chased away the darkness of sin. Moments are everything. At that time, Christ changed you. At that time, when you were baptized into God’s name, you were changed from sinner to saved.

It was the moment that changed your world. Cherish it!