Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Life application; imagine you are playing a game of hide and seek. Someone counts to twenty with their eyes closed and you must find a place to hide while they are counting. What if you took your time and waited until they had counted to the number fifteen to begin to find a place and hide?
Chances are you would be caught trying to find your place to hide. You were given time to prepare a place to hide, but for some reason you took your time and where unprepared when the seeker called out, “Ready or Not, here I come” Now think of Jesus’ and his return. Unlike the game of hide and seek, Jesus’ return is real and not a game.
There will be no place to hide when he returns with his heavenly host of angles. There will be nothing to fear for those who are ready, waiting and watching for his return.
As Christians, we should be looking forward to his return. Like hide and seek, we all been given plenty of time to get ready.
Finally, those who don’t prepare by asking Jesus into their hearts will be caught unprepared. Sadly, that means spending eternity separated from God.
“Don’t be left behind”