by Pastor Ken
And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
When my wife and I were newly married, I was living in South Korea and she was living in Europe. It was incredibly difficult to be apart. Praying for each other helped. The letters and phone calls helped. But there were days when I missed her so much that I sought solitude at the base of a mountain and sang to her as if she could hear me.
And then the day finally came when we were reunited. I cannot even begin to describe the joy we felt in finally being reunited.
Through this experience, I feel I got a glimpse into the heart of Jesus in regards to the anticipation He feels in regards to having us all together as one family in heaven. But just like my wife and I had to make the arrangements and preparations to be reunited, we must be ready for the day Jesus comes back.
Prayer: Dear God, help me to live in such a way that I will be ready for Your return. In Your Son’s name, I pray, amen.