1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For 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. 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. Therefore encourage one another with these words."
Every day is one more day closer to the Lord returning! This thought has really encouraged me lately. Although we don't know the day or the hour, lets hope expectantly, serve Jesus faithfully, and seek to be a bride as the Body Of Christ prepared to meet Him. The world around us is going to do as it does but we have a wedding with the LAMB to prepare for and a world that desperately needs to see Jesus reflected as clearly as possible in us as we are here obeying as God has called us each to do.
In the midst of all the activity of daily living, lets remember that each day is one day closer. Maybe we should each ask the question, "How can I prepare myself today to be more ready for His coming than I was yesterday?"