“And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.”
-1 Thessalonians 4:18 NIV
The end. One day time will end, life on earth will end. The Judgment will take place and we will be with the Lord forever in heaven. I’ve always wondered what we’ll do in heaven. Will there be activities, trees, music? Clearly I’m overthinking it. I love how Paul describes it in the verse above. He simply says, “And so we will be with the Lord forever.” That’s how the story ends. That’s it, and that’s all anyone needs to know. We’ll be with the Lord. Our peace and satisfaction won’t be determined by our surroundings, our joy won’t come from the wide array of activities. We’ll be with the Lord, in person. That will be our joy, our satisfaction and our peace. So encourage each other in good times and bad with the certainty that in the end, all believers will be together with the Lord in a place that Jesus calls “paradise”. Encourage each other with these words that remind us that this world is fleeting and the world to come is eternal. One day all of this will end, but it truly will be just the beginning for those with faith in Christ.