He's Coming Back to Take us Home!
When Sir Winston Churchill was making his funeral preparations he had a few special requests. He asked to be laid in state in the heart of London at St. Paul's Cathedral.
He requested that his casket be placed under the massive dome in the center. Churchill then requested that two trumpeters be stationed on each side of the balcony that circles the dome. It was his wish that at the close of the service the trumpeter on one side play taps. But when he was finished he wanted the other trumpeter to play reveille.
Churchill knew that death was not the end but really the beginning of something wonderful and unimaginable.
Thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, a new and lovely day will dawn when we close our eyes in death for when he comes we will rise first and then those who remain will be change in a moment in a twinkling of an eye and we will meet the Lord in the sky.
We will leave this life and enter into our Father's heavenly home. In the midst of life's disappointments, trials, heartaches we need to remember that we are not home
In this much loved passage of scripture we have our Lord's own promise of Heaven and His second advent which he gave to His own agitated, trouble and fearful followers, who were gathered with Him just prior to His arrest, trial and crucifixion . In these verses we are told something about the Person of Christ, the Promise of Christ and the purpose of Christ.
I. THE PERSON OF CHRIST
Notice who it is who says, "Let not your heart be troubled." Who is the "Me" in verse 1; who is it who speaks of "My Father" in verse 2; who is the "I" in verse 3? It is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.
But who is He? - Because the value of any promise depends upon the person who makes it.
Jesus is The Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Jesus is the Son of David, the Son of Man, and the Son of God.
Jesus is the light of the ...
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