For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout….
1 Thessalonians 4:16
In her book Not Good If Detached, Corrie ten Boom told of a woman reading her Bible one morning and studying the Rapture of the Church in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. As the passage came alive to her, she became caught up in its truths and didn’t hear the doorbell. After a while, it registered and she went to the door to find an impatient milkman. “You must be getting deaf, madam,” he said. “I had to ring three times.”
“I’m sorry,” she said. “It is not that I am deaf, but I have just read something in my Bible so glorious I forgot everything else. Do you know that it is possible that some day you may come to my door and I will no longer be here? Also you may find every Christian home empty. I’ve just read that when Jesus comes again we shall meet Him in the air. We shall be suddenly changed, and then we shall see Him face to face.”
We have a glorious future, and the Bible fuels our optimism by giving us more verses about our Lord’s return than we can count. He gives us strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Great is His faithfulness!
If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you, too, will become a child of God and be among those who will meet Him in the air.
Corrie ten Boom