I Thess. 4:16-18 GW The Lord will come from heaven with a command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the dead who believed in Christ will come back to life.
Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. In this way we will always be with the Lord.
So then, comfort each other with these words!
It is exciting to know this life is not all there is, that wrongs will be made right and those who trust and follow Jesus have a future with Him.
But the comfort of these words pre-supposes we have accepted Christ's gift of salvation, life in Him, and are daily walking with Him.
The questions: Have I? Am I? Will I?