Richard sat on the back step aimlessly scraching a series of streets and high way in the dirt. But his thoughts were not entirely on his activity. He has been attending sunday school with Mark Dodgers since he had trusted Jesus as his personal savior, but yesterday he had a story that seemed more like a fairy tale man than a reality.
After telling the account of Jesus' death and resurrection, the senior high school went on to explain how the savior is coming back someday to rapture away all those who believe in Him. Richard was intrigued, but he could not understand how christians all over the world could gathered to Jesus in a movement of time. His parents smiled when he told them about the lesson. They didn't believe in Jesus as their savior and could not help Richard with his problem. Several weeks later Mark and his parents invited Richard to go with them to the airport. Mark's uncle and aunt flying from Atlamta for a visit and they were going to meet the aircraft.
They arrived early and watched aircrafts of every size from many places taking off and landing. They saw people from Africa and Asia, Americans boarding planes to other countries and marveled at some of the mammoth jets that carried several hundred passengers. The young people watches until Mark's relative came through their gate. leaving the airport, Mark and Richard sat in the back sit and Mrs Dodgers, while the guests sat in front with Mr. Dodgers. "Hey, Richard," exclaimed Mark, remember our lesson a few weeks ago in sunday school about the Rapture?" "Oh yes, I remember. I've thought of it often, but I can't understand how it could happen, or did you believe it will take place, yes, "Richard reply him, it will take place someday as the Bible says.
"All these airplanes reminded me of Jesus calling us up to Himself. " "What do you mean?"
"Think about all those people from all over the world going up into its sky, Of course, when Jesus takes us up it will happen in the twinkling of an eye, but He will bring all His people from every corner of the earth more quickly than you can blink. We talked about it at family worship one evening" Mark shivered with the sheer wonder of Christ's promised appearing. Mrs Dodgers had been listening, she opened her purse and found her small New Testament. Turning the pages, she quickly located "...for God so loved the world that Hw gave His only begotten son," John 3: 16
You believe what the Bible told you about sin and the way to eternal life. Tis is also God's word to us to help us keep our lives clean and pure. We don't know when He will come. It may be this very day. Beloved, Be rapturable!
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