Play it Again, Sam podcast
(Originally posted November 14, 2012)
“If you could relive any 30 second period in your life, what would it be?”
When the Bible study leader first asked the question, I had no idea what my answer might be. Blips of important days flitted through my mind like clips from a movie scene. The day Barry and I married. The days my children were born. The day I accepted Jesus as Savior. The day I truly knew Jesus as Lord. Moments from the 25 short days baby Brendan was with us on earth.
What would I pick? I wondered, as I half-listened to a friend share.
And then I knew.
This summer our family traveled to California. We’d planned to go after our eldest son graduated high school, and the time had finally arrived.
The anticipation built steadily, especially during the final three months. We talked about what we would do. We conducted online research. We watched videos. We looked at different airlines, hotels and vacation packages.
Step by step, we solidified our plans. Booked the round trip flight. Booked the hotels. Purchased tickets for the attractions we would visit.
Which 30 seconds would I relive from that adventure?
I’d relive the 30 seconds after we boarded the first airplane and settled into our seats.
The 30 seconds that marked the culmination of all our preparations. That marked the beginning of an experience anticipated for years. That made our children quiver in giddy anticipation, faces radiant, ready to lift off. Knowing that the best was yet to come.
Yep. That’s the 30 seconds I’d relive.
What about you? If you could relive any 30 second period of your life, what would it be?