MOVING DAY! My wife and I have been married for sixty years and during this period of time we have moved a lot; residence to residence, State to State, East Coast to West Coast to East Coast and a few places in between. One move in our life was different. My wife moved from the hospital into a rehabilitation care facility. This was a very positive move as she continued to recover from surgery and also worked on her ability to walk with a walker again and also some other personal care areas. She did well and was excited about preparing for future normal activity again. Then she moved back home which was very exciting. But there is another move we are both really excited about and of even greater importance.
There are all kinds of moving days as you might imagine; from residence to residence, from job to job, from home to college campus, you name it. Moving days can be good, bad or indifferent; however, there is one moving day I am really excited about. The Apostle Paul said, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body,” (Philippians 3:20-21 NIV). As a Christian I am waiting for my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to take me to the country called heaven where my real and eternal citizenship is. This moving day is described in God’s Word in this manner:
“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 one another with these words,” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NIV). What a great moving day! I am looking forward to that moving day with great anticipation! Even so come Lord Jesus! We need to be sure to live our life expectantly but fruitfully for the Lord. ("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).