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 each other with these words.
• Don't live like those who have no hope, live with the hope of Christ Jesus.
• You need not despair; God will turn your trails into triumphs
• Look to encourage other believers with the hope of Christ's return.
Father, I thank you for reminding me that this world is not my final destination.
I am encouraged by the blessed hope that you have given me as your child.
I will not live with despair but live with hope.
I will not live in fear of what's head, but in faith in what's ahead.
Today I lift up my head and hands with praise and anticipation.
The best is yet to come!