Reflection on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Scripture

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Observation
Christians should not grieve over those who die in the same way as people who have no hope. Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that those who die in Him will come back with Him.

The Lord will come down from heaven with a loud shout, the voice of an archangel, and the trumpet call of God. Then the dead will be raised and the living will go to meet the Lord.

Application
What hope there is for those who trust in the Lord. Those who have no faith have no hope. But those who have faith know that death is not the end of the story.

In the final days we will be united with Christ and reunited with those christians who have already gone before us.

What a joy this is, what comfort to know that death is not the end of life but a new chapter.

Prayer
Thank you Lord Jesus for dying for me that I could enter into eternal life. Please help me to keep this truth as a cause for hope. Amen.

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