Do you ever get so caught up meeting deadlines, picking up the kids, and managing life that you forget that Jesus is coming back for us? It’s easy to do, even when you’re busy doing ministry. Jesus said to pray “on earth as it is in heaven”, so when we focus on living today with the quality of life that God wants for us, it’s still easy to forget about our future.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. (I Thes 4:17) That’s amazing to think about. Life on earth will change in a heartbeat and we will be with Jesus, forever.
I tend to agree with Paul — I’d like to go! But I know I have work to do here for a while. But I can’t help thinking about how awesome it will be to be in that meeting in the air and what eternity will be like.
Our thoughts about our future should not be about escape. If we’re living on earth as it is in heaven, then we should be enjoying the blessing and presence of God here. But it’s not bad to dream about how wonderful it will be when we see Him. I makes me happy!