Monday, March 28, 2011

Expecting to Hear the Trumpet

I have to ask. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? If you have, then whatever is happening in the world right now (Matthew 24) makes a lot of sense to you, and it fills you with anticipation. But not dread - never that. Perhaps you feel extra zeal and pressure to share the Gospel, especially to loved ones who are not yet Christians, but you're looking forward to the event we call the Rapture. It brings to mind that hymn we used to sing in camp: "When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that would be! When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory (shout the victory - echoes that group trusted to provide the harmony, hee)." In the face of all these horrible things going on - all those scary uncertainties - Christians can remain calm and hold on to God's promises. It's like that phrase "the peace that passes understanding" (which, incidentally, reminds me that I used to sing "I've got the pizza pasta understanding down in my heart..." -- Sorry, nothing but a useless aside. I'm full of them *squirm*) and it's a great comfort. There's always the bigger picture, and that bigger picture consists of eternity, as opposed to the very temporary world we live in.
All I'm saying is that I'm excited to get to heaven, see my wonderful Lord face to face, and I hope that we would all be ready and be caught up in the Rapture together. In the meantime, you can join me in singing "I'll Fly Away" (my dad changed a line from the song - instead of singing "When I die, Hallelujah, by and by", we sing "Rapture's nigh, Hallelujah...") and watching out for the sounding of THAT trumpet. And if you're like me, I also amuse myself by trying to figure out who the antichrist is, hee. (Note: we go on with our daily lives while we do this.)

4 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

And I'll surely meet you some day!

spinninglovelydays said...

See you there! Although I wouldn't mind getting to visit you in Michigan first, lol

swirlyagelessmind said...

you know...i can actually hear it already...wait, it's midge blowing into that pink and purple thing again. seriously though, i can't wait for the praise party in heaven and i'm trying to get rid of my remaining inhibitions in establishing God's word here on earth. love the post, sister dear.

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Chip!