Packing for the Rapture


I whisked my Beloved Husband away for two days this past weekend.  We went to our Favorite Place.  As we were leaving this Beautiful Sanctuary, and checking out of the Hotel.  We got into a wonderful conversation with the manager.  Turns out she’s a Believer, and as we talked, the conversation turned to the “Happenings” in the world today.  She said that is was mind-blowing for her to think that one day, “Poof,” the Rapture will just happen, and we’ll all be off with the Lord.  In the midst of her speaking of it, she said, “There’s just so much to do, I feel like I need to pack for it or something.”  We all laughed at the absurdity of it, packing for the Rapture.  But as I pondered this all later, I realized that we often do over-prepare, worry, fret, and get all bent out of shape over what God has already prepared for us.  The uncertainty in this life is absolutely draining, changes around every corner, lane shifts, road-blocks, detours.  It’s absolutely wearying at times.  But God is always in control, always seated on His Throne.

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. 28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works. (Psalm 73)

Beloved People of God, The Rapture is coming. And life does happen.  But God is the strength of our hearts.  He is our refuge, our very present help in trouble.  There is so little in this life that is under our control, and often what seems to be, is an Illusion.  So let us invest our time in deeply knowing our good and faithful God.  Let us “Be Still and Know that He is God.”  Let us just be still, and allow his songs to comfort us in the night. Let us rest our weary, traveling feet at His Doorstep, at the Foot of The Cross, in The Garden of Gethsemane, where all seemed lost.  With God what is lost is found, what seems hopeless, sprouts new life.  Our God is:

God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (Romans 4:17b)

Rest in Him, Dear Believer, Rest.

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