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1 Thess. 4:17
Billy Graham writes, 'A few days before President-elect John F Kennedy was to be inaugurated I was invited to join him in Florida for a game of golf. As we were driving back from the golf course President Kennedy turned to me and asked, "Do you really believe Jesus Christ is coming back to earth again?" I was dumbfounded: "Yes sir, I do," I replied. For the next several minutes I had the opportunity to talk to him about the second coming of Jesus Christ. I've often wondered why he asked that question.
I think part of the answer came a thousand days later when he was assassinated. At his funeral Cardinal Cushing read and millions of people around the world watched and heard by television, these words: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
That phrase 'caught up,' means to snatch away. The day is fast approaching when Jesus Christ will come back to 'snatch away' His followers from all the graveyards of the world. And those of us who are alive when it happens will join them in the great escape! That is the hope of the future for the Christian.' And it brings up two all-important questions: 1) Are you living your life each day in the light of Christ's soon return? 2) Will you be ready when He comes?