1 Thessalonians 4:18
To comfort the believers in Thessalonica, Paul describes what will happen when Jesus returns for His church. “The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:16-17) This beautiful promise is known as the Rapture. And it’s the fulfillment of the promise Jesus made in John 14:1-3 to prepare a place where we will be with Him forever. In God’s perfect timing, Jesus will come for us and take us to our eternal home. Could there be more comforting words! In our new glorified bodies, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the lame will walk. No more will we experience pain, sickness, or decay. Our bodies will be perfect in every way!