*The Mystifying Disappearance
with the question of when all this is going
to happen. You know as well as I that the
day of the Master's coming can't be posted
on our calendars. He won't call ahead and
make an appointment any more than a burglar
About the time everybody's walking around
complacently, congratulating each other -
"We've sure got it made! Now we can take
it easy!" - suddenly everything will fall apart.
It's going to come as suddenly and inescapably
as birth pangs to a pregnant woman. But friends,
you're not in the dark, so how could you be taken
off guard by any of this? You're sons of Light,
daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies
and know where we stand.
So let's not sleepwalk through life like those
others. Let's keep our eyes open and be smart.
People sleep at night and get drunk at night.
But not us! Since we're creatures of Day,
let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight
sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope
of salvation. God didn't set us up for an angry
rejection but for salvation by our Master,
Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that
triggered life. Whether we're awake with
the living or asleep with the dead, we're
alive with him!
So speak encouraging words to one another.
Build up hope so you'll all be together in this,
no one left out, no one left behind.