Perhaps never before has humanity been bombarded with instant answers, instant fixes, and instant gratification.
It’s no wonder these words get lost in the pile of everyday distractions.
Yes, even in our churches there is much activity. But you can be sure, somewhere in the midst there is someone who needs to hear these words.
If someone you know is feeling hopeless and sad – tell them these words.
Personally, I think it would do us good to hear these words at every church service. We need the reminder to keep our focus where it should be.
When bad news comes or tragedy strikes the human response is to question God.
But, he left us with these words:
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
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.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.”