“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever.”1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NIV.
When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have so much to look forward to!
One day, you’re going to be lifted up from your earthly body. If you’ve fallen asleep in Christ (died in Christ), you’ll get to go first and meet Him in the clouds. If you’re still walking around, driving to work, or sitting with your coffee early in the morning when Jesus returns, you’ll be lifted up from that very place to meet the Lord in the air.
Just imagine – whatever you’ve been dealing with for so long, all the heartache and all the pain, will be gone. All those tears you’ve cried, none escaping your heavenly Father’s attention, will be dried by His very hand.
You will see God face to face.
All the worrying, all the striving to keep things together, all the awards and all the failures, will be gone.
But there will be Jesus.
Jesus not only unlocked eternity for you when He died on the cross, but He’s coming back to take you home. He’s been preparing a place for you. Oh, precious soul, can you even imagine the great care, the indescribable colors, and the depths of love He’s using to prepare this special place for you?
Imagine as your Savior pushes the door open with His nail-scarred hand. Imagine the deep, all-encompassing love in His eyes when He takes your hand and leads you inside.
It will be like nothing you’ve ever known when you hear your heavenly Father say as you enter, “Well done…”
All the struggling and all the pain you’ve endured in this world won’t even be a speck of dust on the floor in your new dwelling place.
You’ll be home. The place you were created to be all along – in your heavenly Father’s house with your Savior, wrapped up in His loving presence.