Sunday, September 5, 2010

Joy Comes in the Morning...

Awake for hours...sleepless, sad, I finally read and remember.  Daddy is more alive now than I am.  Joy, refreshing as water from a clear mountain stream, washes over my broken heart again and I am grateful, so grateful, for the Word of my sweet Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4
The Hope of the Resurrection
13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

 15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.

1 comment:

  1. Love you! I'm praying for you and the rest of the family as you walk through this!