you know what the most beautiful sight may be at Christ’s coming in the Rapture? My thinking is that it will be in
the cemeteries of war, where thousands of boys and men from every land are buried. Lying where they fell in battle for our
freedom…fighting to preserve our way of life! What a sight that will be, as new bodies rise from those graves to combine
with their souls which have been with the Lord, waiting with us for that day. Like Christ, they gave their lives for us!
Many of those gave their souls to Christ in
the final moments as they lay dying in those strange lands, and we can base that comfort on our remembering that the thief
on the cross made his place in Heaven with his dying words to Christ. He said, "Lord, remember me when thou comest into
thy kingdom." And Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
And this same beautiful
sight will be arranged even for those in service who died and were buried at sea. My feeling is that Christ already has
plans for their being among loved ones as they all rise in the rapture. "We will know as we are known" (1st Corinthians
13:12), and Christ can easily have loved ones from wherever they are on earth or sea, to all come together as they rise.
In fact, that may be one of the things that the
Holy Spirit will handle as our Comforter (John 14:26). And I believe that you who have lost loved ones on the battlefields
may rest assured that God and Christ are aware of whatever circumstances are needed for friends and loved ones to come together
on that day.
This is a
time when we salute all veterans and the freedom they kept for us…both those who died in battle, and those who were
fortunate enough to come home when wars were over. All deserve our gratitude, because even those who came back, offered their
lives for us. Even those who never saw battle were among those who made victory possible by serving among those who were
necessary to provide supplies that were needed on the way to victory. God bless them all; past, present and future, who keep