Seizing the Moment

I was watching the Oscars Sunday night when host Ellen DeGeneres asked who wanted to join her in a selfie that is now the most shared tweet ever…more than two million times. Hollywood royalty jumped up to join in the photo (Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and others) but so did Junior. He is prominently in the photo. Who is Junior? He’s not an A list or B list actor for that matter but the brother and escort of the best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong’o. She’s in the selfie too, but her brother got more face time. How did this happen?

Junior said in an interview, “When Ellen invited us to join her for the selfie I saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime…the chance to be in this selfie with Ellen and the others.” I remember watching him Sunday night, enthusiastically, without hesitation, run to position himself in the shot. Ellen didn’t limit her call to Hollywood’s famous. Because Junior heard Ellen’s invitation to anyone in the room, he quickly responded, and got a prized slot among the rich and famous.

You can’t be mad at Junior. He’s the one “nobody” in the shot, but he’s in it because he answered the call quickly.

Jesus also made a nonexclusive call: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”  Are you still sitting or are you running enthusiastically into his arms to experience the deal of a lifetime?

Junior is an inspiration to me to seize every opportunity God gives me with enthusiasm.


3 Responses to “Seizing the Moment”

  1. Johnny Says:

    Excellent message!

  2. Doris McMillonw Says:

    Carpe Diem,..Sieze the day! Good for Junior. He will be well known for a moment, but when we seize the moment when He calls us, we will be remembered for an eternity. I pray the world will want to appear in an eternal selfie, to see the Lord, know His love,and to live forever with our God!

  3. Stephen Says:

    Nice application Cheryl…thanks!

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