My twelfth Power Tale: Comfort One Another with these Words. The Apostle Paul said in I Thessalonians 4:18 MSG says; “And then this: We can tell you with complete confidence—we have the Master’s word on it—that when the Master comes again to get us, those of us who are still alive will not get a jump on the dead and leave them behind. In actual fact, they’ll be ahead of us. The Master himself will give the command. Archangel thunder! God’s trumpet blast! He’ll come down from heaven and the dead in Christ will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of us who are still alive at the time will be caught up with them into the clouds to meet the Master. Oh, we’ll be walking on air! And then there will be one huge family reunion with the Master. So reassure one another with these words.”
Comfort One Another with these Words — it’s important!
As a hospice chaplain, I was called out two times to work impending deaths at two different skilled nursing facilities. At both encounters that day I witnessed two caregivers’ grieving. They were both patients’ they cared for many years. As I witnessed the love of and anguish of the caregivers I pondered the scripture above. The early believers thought Christ would return before anyone had died.
This is when Paul provided words of comfort that when Christ returned He would not leave anyone behind from either the living or those who died in Christ. Without Christ as your Savior, you will not hear the trumpet blast. Romans 10:13 says to call upon the name of the Lord so you shall be saved.
Out of this I felt led to create my Words of Comfort CD. It is scripture reading to piano playing to comfort the grieving or bring peace to your soul. You can listen to it at www.wordsofcomfort.org or share it with friends. It is a great ministry tool to bless others and a way you can share the Gospel in a non-threatening way. By the way, in the middle of Words of Comfort, there is an altar call for the listener to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.