I never cease to be amazed at the technology of our day. A few days ago, I participated in a Zoom meeting. Several of us joined together to affirm and pray for a friend who was answering the call to serve as a missionary. By simply clicking on a link provided by the friend, zoom! – we were all together on computer screens. We could see each other and talk together. Once again, I was amazed.

Reflection on the event brought to mind a scripture. “In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:53, NIV). At some point, zoom! – we shall be transported into the presence of Jesus and see Him as He is.

The Apostle Paul says, “After 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” (1 Thessalonians 4:17, NIV). Scripture is clear. It has been appointed by God that at some point we shall cease physical life here, stand before judgement, and spend eternity in one of two places. Christians shall forever be with Lord. Those who are not prepared and are not ‘in Christ’ will be separated forever from Him and all that is good. When that moment comes, zoom! – we are in a face-to-face meeting with our Creator, the righteous Judge.

The link to eternal life in heaven is simple – John 3:16. As your read this devotional, ask yourself, “Have I believed in Jesus as my savior? Am I at this moment ready for that ‘Zoom meeting’?”

Prayer: “When He shall come with trumpet sound, Oh may I then in Him be found. Dressed in His righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before the throne.” (Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury)

~ Brother Roy


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