I traveled a lot as a child. My dad was a pilot in the US Air Force. That meant we traveled to go on vacation or traveled with my dad to different assignments. Since we didn’t live close to either set of grandparents, we would travel at least once a year to visit my grandparents. One trip to visit my grandparents in Texas, and one trip to visit my grandparents in Illinois. I remember feeling so excited when we went on a trip and eager to reach our destination. My parents would usually give my brother and me a map to track our journey. My maternal grandparents lived around 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth. When we got to Fort Worth our excitement levels would be really high because we knew we were almost at our destination. We would eagerly look out the windows for a glimpse of my grandparents’ house.
Today, I’m even more eager to reach my final destination–Heaven. I look at all that is happening in the world, and I can’t help but think we are nearing our journey’s end. The past year has seen great calamity. Covid-19 has caused a global crisis. We had a record setting hurricane season and a record setting wildfire season. There have been record floods, earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. Pestilence has caused a lot of harm. The world’s economies have suffered. There is constant rioting on a global scale. War in the Middle East seems imminent. There are issues with Russia and China. It seems the world is speeding to the perfect set up for the anti-Christ and a one world government.
It’s looking more and more like the rapture is drawing close. And I can hardly wait.
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 each other with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (NIV)
We are seeing the signs that our final destination is near, and the excitement is building! Come soon, Lord Jesus!