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. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Some day there’ll be a break in the blue overhead. It’ll be followed by a break in the brown underfoot. As Jesus comes back again through that doorway of the blue, our believing loved ones who have been laid away under the sod will rise again, and we who are living and trusting Jesus will join them and be caught up into the presence of the glorified Jesus.
It may be sooner than we think. Lord Jesus, come quickly.
From “The Bent Knee Time” devotional – Samuel D. Gordon