The girls and I were headed to Galax yesterday afternoon and we experienced something really COOL! As we were driving through town I could see the rain coming. Yes, I said coming! It was amazing and you really had to be there to experience it. I slowed down and we watched the rain as it made it’s way down the road toward us. The pavement , darkened by the wet rain, made a perfectly straight line across the road just ahead of us. It was approaching like a marching band in a parade. When it arrived , it hit full force with these huge drops that sounded like cannon balls. By the time it hit us we were mesmerized by what we had just seen. I mean it’s a silly thing, but like I said, you had to be there. We were witnessing God’s handiwork in action!
Corynn and I were giggling with excitement at what we had just witnessed. The car cabin was full of excitement and life. We had experienced this great joy in the simplicity of the rain that comes from the heavens, the heavens where our Heavenly Father is seated. God had to have been tickled with delight to watch and hear us exclaim about the rain. I felt like a kid again, grinning all the way to Galax.
On the way there, my imagination ran wild, as did the girls. I thought, ” wow, if I am this excited about a little rain, what’s it going to be like when Jesus comes back? ” Can you see it now? We will all stop dead in our tracks as we hear the trumpet sound, feel the rumble of the horses hooves, and smell the dust from the coming of the Lord. That makes my hair stand up! I imagine His coming will be much like that rain. We will stop in awe and drop to our knees and lay prostrate & trembling on the ground before the Lord.
Matthew 24: 30
“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Luke 21: 27
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (New International Version)
16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Don’t you just love the details in this painting? I love it!
It really gives you a lot to think about!
Have a wonderful weekend!
(all artwork courtesy of the internet.)