We Can Rejoice
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope...
Paul gives us an incredible shot in the arm in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. I particularly love verses 13 and 14 where Paul sets out so clearly that as believers we have hope in all circumstances, even death, because of our relationship with Jesus Christ as our Savior.
Both my dad and mom have passed away, and even though they’ve been gone a number of years, I still miss them a lot. Yet, while I mourn the fact that they are no longer here and actively part of my life, at the same time, I can rejoice because they both knew the Lord and I know they are with Him. (Thank you, Lord!!)
The last verse of our passage instructs us to "encourage one another with these words." I say "Amen to that!!" So how can we use this passage for encouragement this weekend--first for ourselves and then for others? Tami W.
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