Saturday, June 20, 2020

Joshua 1:1-18; Hosea 8:1-9:17; Luke 19:29-48

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them…to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:15

The cemetery in Sutton Hoo has a sign at its boundary which says “No Exit From Burial Site.” A newspaper journalist wrote “We never thought there was.” The Bible disagrees and explains that one day the bodies of those committed to the ground will be raised. The great hope of the Christian is that just as Christ was raised from the dead so too will those who have died in Christ. Then, Paul says, we who are alive and remain will join them and together we will meet with the Lord. What a glorious prospect. —Brian Powlesland

Jesus is coming! The dead shall arise,
Loved ones shall meet in a joyful surprise,
Caught up together with Him in the skies. —Daniel Whittle