Think about it…if you were Jesus Christ,
what day would you choose to come back in what we call "the rapture;" the time you’d come back to take us
Christians up to Heaven.
might say, well, Easter would be an ideal time, because it was the time of His Resurrection. Of course, we came up with the
name, but it’s in memory of that special day that’s like no other.
On the other hand, if you were Christ, you might pick Christmas.
That’s not the day He was born, but it’s the day we’ve chosen to remember that time, and like Easter, there’s
no other day like it. There’s a story of a woman calling in to a talk show, saying she had seen a manger scene in a
store window, and was offended because Christians were making a religious time out of the holiday. And we’re
liable to say to ourselves that it would serve people like her right, for Jesus to come back on that memorable date.
But no, Christ wouldn’t choose a time just
to get revenge on unbelievers. You know what I think might be a time he’d choose? I think He might come back on a
cold, rainy night. All at once, the world would hear a trumpet blast, and the rain clouds would part and Jesus, the Light
Of The World, would shine out in all His glory, and we’d rise up to meet Him like an eagle heading for its nest.
"Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an
hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh" (Matthew 24:42).
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1st Thessalonians 4: 16-17).
The entire world will know it. Two will be in bed…two women shall be grinding at the mill…so for some it will
be day; for some, night. Be ready!