When We Will Be Reunited…

“And to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.”

2 Thessalonians 1:7

Ponder This

Eternity is going to be a homecoming. Can you imagine a family that gathers for a homecoming? They’re all there with a sumptuous meal on the table and there’s a lot of laughter, happiness, and joy. But then somebody says, “Where’s Susan? Has anybody seen Susan? Susan is not here.” If one little child or another member of the family were missing, wouldn’t that spoil the homecoming?

Likewise, when we’re caught up, not one will be lost. This reminds us of the words of the hymn, “How Firm a Foundation,” which says, “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake … I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!” On that day, we will worship Jesus in fullness, and the homecoming will be like nothing we’ve experienced.

  • How often do you consider what life will be like with Jesus and the Church after we’re fully united with Him?
  • How should this change the way we think about others in the Church now?

Practice This

Who will be at this glorious homecoming that you need to be restored with? How will you take steps toward that restoration this week?