"For the Lord himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the archangel's voice and with the trumpet of
God...then we who are still alive will be caught up together
to meet the Lord in the air."
1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17
What does one do when the world is about to end? Jesus tells us to watch and pray. Paul tells us to encourage each other. (1 Thessalonians 4:18) We are not, clearly, supposed to sit idly by and wait for him while twiddling our thumbs or wringing our hands.
We are still called to be salt and light in a desolate world that needs to see,
hear and experience hope.
The end of the world? Perhaps. But not the end of my faith; not the end of my assignment, not the end of this journey--not until the last trumpet sounds and He calls me home.