As tempting as it would be to go to the Bahamas and help them celebrate their independence, there is another trip that sounds even better to me.  It’s a trip that will be the ultimate independence for me and millions of Christians all over the world.

It’s known in Christian circles as the rapture. Interesting word, since it is not referenced in the Bible. Nonetheless, it will happen – so whatever you want to call it – Jesus Christ will come back to earth for His own! We hold on to this hope. We watch the signs come to pass and we know every day we are closer than we were. I’m not an expert on prophecy, but I know enough to know that everything is coming together and we will be snatched from this earth soon.

The first time Jesus came to earth, it was as a tiny baby. When He comes again it will be as King of kings and Lord of Lords! So many people have told me they think they will have enough time to pray a quick prayer and be included in the rapture – but that’s not true. The Scripture tells us that we will be taken in the twinkling of an eye – that’s less time than a blink! It’s definitely a “be there or be square” kind of situation!

I write this blog for two reasons. First, I want to serve as an encouragement to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Second, I want those who do not know Christ as their personal Savior to consider becoming a Christian so that they can be a part of this wonderful rapture of the church!

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

I pray you will seriously consider Christ today.