Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Someday, we will like Him!

1Th 4:13-18 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (NASB)

Death is swallowed up in victory! Jesus rose from the dead to show God's final triumph over evil, and promises someday that all those who have followed Him will rise, even from the dead, to live with Him while the ages roll on. What a glorious thought. And while we are here in these earthen vessels, it really doesn't occur to us that we will someday be made like Him - but rest assured - that time is coming! Praise the Lord! Praise Him for His goodness and love toward us! Praise Him to the ages of the ages!

"You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
-John 8:32 (NASB)