A Visual Reminder of the Second Coming

I have a friend that has an incredible gift of seeing everything in a spiritual light. It's so refreshing to hear his casual comments about how some everyday thing makes him think about Christ. There are times in my life when I see the everyday as constant spiritual metaphors or parables. I love these times. And when those times escape me, as they more often do, I appreciate having a friend that can remind me of the spiritual light found in the everyday.

This is just what happened with this series of photos that I took of Brylee while we were at the farmer's market a couple weeks ago. I wanted to post them as a series but couldn't think of a caption or story or life experience to post with them. (You see, I'm a writer, not a photographer, so I have a hard time letting images speak for themselves.)

Then, afore mentioned friend brought it all to light with his comment that the middle photo makes him think of the second coming.

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.  {1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17}

So simple and I nearly quickly moved on to the next thing on my newsfeed after reading it. But it made me pause. And picture for a second the child-like faith that it takes to get to that day. The day when we will all float so effortlessly up to meet our Savior. Literally, tingles. Just thinking about it excites me and this small visual makes it just a little bit more real. I and my loved ones will meet Jesus. It's happening!

And somehow, I forget that in the everyday. So, I'm thankful for friends and loved ones that can help remind me. Remind me that this earth is not my home, and that the day will come that I will be "caught up together with them in the clouds and meet the Lord in the air!" I and my family with me. And we will always be with the Lord.