Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore, encourage one another with these words. I Thessalonians 4:17-18
The Lord Jesus is coming soon. Surely, that should encourage all believers. We are to live our lives with that blessed hope close to our hearts and foremost in our minds. However, the words that really lift and fortify my soul are these:
…and so we will always be with the Lord.
The waiting will be over. We will see Him face to face; our hope and expectation turned to joyous exultation. But amazingly enough, there’s more! On that day, our faith comes to its full fruition, and we will never turn back. Our futures are bright because we will live throughout eternity in the light of His Glory and Grace. We will be with Him, always. The story of our lives culminates in the ultimate “and they lived happily ever after.”
Dear believer, look upward, the lover of your soul draws near. Be encouraged.
By His Grace and for the Gospel,
Terrie van Baarsel