When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. (2 Thessalonians 1:10)
What A Day That Will Be
Are you ready for a great week this week? Think about this: the Lord could come back this week! We all struggle to keep in mind that life is not about the here and now and the now and here is but a fleeting vapor. There will come a day in the lives of some generation the coming of Christ. It is real, it is promised and it will happen – sometime known only to the Father. Most people will be in fearful horror when that light hits the third rock from the sun. Instantaneously the world as we know it will all the stars and planets will explode in one huge conflagration with eternity beginning in terror. But then there are the children of God who will feel very differently at that moment.
Picture this in your mind today – you are busy working at your job or relaxing at home. Without warning you hear the loudest trumpet you have ever heard, a voice shakes the universe and your body immediately feels like it has never felt before. In that brief second of reality you know the day of the Lord has come. There is no fear. You are not scared or terrified. Without a conscience second you see the face of Jesus Christ for the first time. Your first words are, “Wow, You are so beautiful.” A smile breaks across your face and your heart is filled with so much love it almost burst. Quiet peace flows through you as you ascend to the Lord Jesus Christ and His mighty angels. From all corners of the destroyed world you see fellow saints rising with you. “Wow,” you say again. Sorrow has vanished and the temple of mortal flesh now embraces a tabernacle of eternal joy. “Praise God” pours forth from your lips.
Okay, I know poetic license and all that but what a day that will be. We thought God coming to earth was pretty awesome. Trying to wrap around the idea of the Son of God dying for me was humbling. Experiencing the joy of being a child of the Father was sensational. But this resurrection thing is beyond words. The coming of Jesus is going to be the most amazing and wonderful thing I have ever known in my life. And those word ring so empty for what it will really be.
You have plans for this week? Pray the Lord come. Think about it, talk about it and live like He is coming today – before you finished reading this post …
I’m listening for a shout. (Vance Havner)