The King is Coming
Thousands of people were gathering in, some to one side of the lake (Centennial St) and some to the other (Eastchester). As the night fell eyes scanned the horizon for new activity. Then all at once all heads were lifted and turned upward to see the first fireworks of the Uncle Sam Jam at Oak Hollow Lake in High Point.
My father’s birthday was on the fourth of July so this holiday has always been special to me. When Kay and I decided we wanted to see the fire works we were delighted that we could let our newly freed Burmese see how the United States celebrates this annual anniversary of our country.
“(1 Cor 15:51,52 NIV) Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– 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.” I believe in the immanency of the coming of Christ, I see this teaching throughout the Bible, there is nothing to prevent the Lord’s return at any minute. I’ve often wondered what this might be like, maybe everyone is outside anxiously looking upward. Whatever the case, as a believer in Christ I look forward to being with God in heaven forever!