Forever with Jesus
“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 4:17 (NIV)
When the church is raptured, it will not be for a short retreat, but we will forever and always be with our Lord. God the Father has been on the edge of His throne longing for the day when His Son Jesus will come take us to our forever home. We do not worry that we won’t be ready because each day we fix our eyes toward this Blessed Hope.
There will be a translation for living saints on the day Jesus returns and catches us up with Him and the resurrected saints, but the point of encouragement for us is that this grand climax of history will never be undone.
Let’s pray today that we may each long even more for our Lord’s return and rejoice that it will be forevermore.