When the Trumpet sounds

June 2nd, 2010

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, “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.”

These verses talk about a time when Jesus returns to earth. A loud trumpet will sound that will be heard all over the earth and we will be taken up to be with Jesus forever. In the same way He was taken up to heaven.

Sometimes I try to picture what this event will be like in my mind. Suddenly hearing a trumpet and then rising upwards. Leaving this world behind with all of its troubles and chaos. Sometimes it sounds appealing and I long for it…then I think of those I know who don’t know Christ.

The reality is at any time the trumpet of God could sound. We could be sleeping, driving in our cars, playing sport or typing on a computer like I am now! It could happen today? It could happen in five minutes? It could be years away?

My thought today is are you ready? Do you know Jesus? Do you know when the trumpet sounds that you will be with Him forever? My hope and prayer is that today is the day you will make sure of this.

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God Bless,

Dave