Image source: Dance Your Shoes Off
Yesterday's post featured a video of the Resurrection Sunday Dance celebration of Christians in Budapest, Hungary. The Second Baptist Church (Houston) has posted a similar video, which ends with the above scene: a park filled with brand new shoes, left behind by dancers for donation to the needy.
And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NKJV)
Some depictions of the rapture show suddenly empty vehicles and airplanes careening out of control when their occupants vanish. It had not occurred to me until I saw the above scene that we will also leave behind our clothes in the moment we leave this world and are clothed from on high.
For many years I have contemplated that our departure will leave the world without our prayers of intercession. What else do you see that our rapture will mean to the world we leave behind?
Dear God, amid the pressures and needs of today, please show us how You might have us prepare our souls for That Day.
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