1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

When I was out on an errand recently, I noticed a house that had a little front yard and a large cemetery right next to them.  What would it be like to see a “view” of a cemetery every time you pulled in your driveway? I don’t know what they believe, but even if they’re Christians, and unafraid of death, surely they’d rather see something like a park-like scene with happy kids swinging and a dog running after a frisbee.

Someday, whoever lives in that house will have a front row seat to our Lord coming.  Why?  For those of you who don’t know, “the dead in Christ will rise first.”  If they’re Christians, they’ll swoop up to Heaven next.