Have you really thought about The Rapture?
When our Savior’s angels are sent
with a loud trumpet call to bring us home
home from “the four winds”
from one end of the heavens to the other” (Matthew 24:31)
Angels come to bring us home!
No time to pack.
No time to say, “I’m sorry.”
No time for hugs!
No time for new salvation.
“In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye” (1 Corinthian 15:52a).
Two people in bed or in a car
Two people on a walk or in a talk
Two people in a grocery check-out
in a cup-of-joe line
Maybe a baby rocked
in comfortable arms
“one will be taken
and the other left” (Luke 17:34).
Hurry and Draw close to me,
and at the same time
Hurry to gather
gather the harvest
into the barns
so that not a one is lost!
The Kinsman Redeemer
Comes to bring His beloved home.
No time to prepare!
No time to warn!
No time to wonder!
His angels will gather
and before we realize
I was listening to a rapture preaching
of last days and hard times
when my soul heard a whisper,
“You are going to love it.”
A smile spread through my my heart.
about that moment
and the angels gathering.
you and me home
Peace and Joy
Infused my heart
No – I’m not good enough.
Yet, I am His.
There’s a lot of work to be done!
So many lost sheep to bring home.
So many lost children needing
to be reunited to their good! Good Father!
Anticipation! Hope! Eye Twinkling Ideas!
He tells me I’m going to love it!
I’m savoring that,
steeping in the joy of this hope,
Maybe a day dream fell on me!
Maybe something sparked
my imagination on fire!
Maybe, just maybe,
He’s really coming
coming sooner than we realize
you and me
we’re going to love it!
I’m believing God was whispering
about eye twinkling things!
“The Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
~ Jeremiah 31:3
Remember Me Monday: #51 & Linky
“I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
all the things God has done that need praising,
All the generous bounties of God,
his great goodness to the family of Israel—
. love extravagant.”
~ Isaiah 63:7, The Message
In the Old Testament, God repeatedly, quietly and loudly, tells his children, “You have forgotten me!” (Jeremiah 3:32, Ezekiel 22:12, to name a few). It’s a heart cry from a father to a child who has forgotten all the love, all the saving, helping, little and big blessings – and it leaves me stunned when I realize our Father, the creator of the universe, who knows things I cannot begin to fathom, who authors storylines that leave me amazed, delights in all of us so much, He cries out, “Remember Me.”
While every day is a Remember God Day, I am inviting you to join me on Monday mornings to come by and remember what God has done for you, for your family. Maybe God sent a cardinal darting out in front of you, as if to tell you, “I’m here,” or broke a child’s fever after you laid it all down at His feet in a 2 a.m. bedside vigil. Maybe He stood with you in the wait of a prayer sent out, or brought someone you loved to Christ. Maybe He healed your broken heart, gave your courage, or you gave Him your dreams as a love offering only to have Him give them back in an unimaginable way. Maybe God helped you survive to bedtime after a crazy Monday, or forgive yourself for missing it with your kiddos –– Whatever it is, let’s Remember Him. . . in a “Remember Me Monday” love letter.
“My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
Of your salvation all the day long,
Though I know not its measure.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord”
~ Psalm 71:15-16.
Let us delight in Him by telling the stories of what He’s done! If you wrote a blog post remembering what He’s done for you, join the linky. If you didn’t but still want to praise Him for what He’s done – write it in the comment section. Then visit a comment before or after yours! One of the beautiful things about the blogging community is the relationships it builds!
Rules? Write long or short, a list or a story, include photos or not. Just Remember Him and what He has done, and let the gratitude of your heart guide you. Let’s make Monday so Rejoice, that the goodness of God spills into the rest of the week!