When that heavenly trumpet sends forth its mighty sound calling the people of God out of this world and into His presence; this present world will fall away from our mind and hearts in a moment. None will look back to the cities of this world as did the wife of Lot, for all eyes will be forever fixed on our Savior who purchased our souls with the blood of His veins.
What thoughts will be ours as we see Christ descending from heaven as He gathers us unto Himself? Our pilgrimage will have come to an end. Sojourners and strangers we will be no more. We will be taken in that moment into the place where Christ went ahead to prepare for us. What sights and sounds will we behold on that day? What glories will unfold and what mysterious will be unveiled at that moment of Christ’s secret catching of us away?
His coming is imminent. This means that it can occur at any moment. There is nothing to prevent it nor is there anything that needs to be accomplished in order to facilitate it. We are to comfort one another with these words.
For this we believe and hold as dear,
On that day both dead and living will arise
The Lord Himself will soon appear
And take us to our home beyond the skies