The Twinkling of an Eye
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
The bookstores are filled with books about being “a better you,” on how to self-improve and live with productivity and confidence. But only two changes will ever truly make us into better people. The apostle Paul explained both to the Christians in Corinth. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, he spoke of the transformation occurring when we receive Christ as Lord and Savior: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” The moment we give our lives to Him, He begins a renovation process in our personalities to make us into better people.
The other change is the one mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15. In the future at the moment of the believer’s resurrection, we will be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. All sinful and perishing vestiges of our lives will fall away, and we’ll be transformed to be like Jesus. The process that began with salvation will be completed with glorification.
If you’re discouraged with yourself today, remember — there’s a great day coming!
A blink … is fast — so fast that most of the time you don’t even notice it when you blink. But the time it takes for an eye to twinkle is even faster.
Greg Laurie in Are These the Last Days?