Saturday, January 06, 2007

Word for the Weekend

Photo Credit: Matthew Bowden. Unrestricted Usage



"But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen alseep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thesslonians 4:13 - 18

15 comments:

Beck said...

That's just so timely for me, Susanne! It's always been one of my favorites, too.

Melanie said...

I love this part of Scripture- so much promise for us.

I used to picture Jesus arriving during the day or morning. Now I picture Him coming in the dark at night, and then all is bright at once. Either way, I'm ready. I'm so glad I can say that.

Susie said...

Thank you for comforting us with these words of scripture.

Julie said...

What a glorious picture! And these words ARE a comfort.

Kim said...

Beautiful scripture,Susanne! I love how you emphasize God's Word on your blog. Thank you for doing that!

I'm not sure where to ut this,but I thought you would for sure see it here.The paint color is Sherwin Williams kinetic khaki...but this was painted 5 years ago...I'm not sure if the colors have changed by name or not. A SW store would probably know which color it is. It is a nice warm taupe in person which looks nice with our ivory trim. Hope that helps!

Janice said...

I like this scripture what a glorious day that will be. It is almost over whelming to think about. And the picture is just awesome.

Chris said...

I am so thankful that we do not have to live as one who "has no hope"

Linda said...

The older I get, the more hope in Christ means. And I'm like Melanie, wondering what it will be like. I used to be so afraid when I was younger--not anymore.

Barb said...

Very timely for me, too, Susanne. I can't imagine anything more hopeful than this scripture.

PastorMac's Ann said...

I learned this Scripture through a song. An upbeat one at that. I wish I could sing it for you.

It's such an encouragin passage. Love the picture you chose to go along.

gail said...

I've been hearing about Michael the archangel in my Daniel study, wonder if it's the same one?
I tagged you for a little book tag over on my blog Susanne!

Air Force Family said...

Susanne, I just tagged you. I'll be back later to catch up and leave a real comment.

Tammy said...

Such a tremendous promise!
It was a great comfort to me when I lost my dad years ago, and my special grandmother.

C. H. Green said...

Wonderful reminder. Wonderful.

Jen said...

How absolutely beautiful Susanne! I loved everything about this.