After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands (Revelation 7:9, NKJV).
My husband and I just returned from visiting family in another state. We had a wonderful time! The weather was perfect, the company outstanding, the food…well, way too much of it.
Still, I know you understand when I say the visit was bittersweet. We looked forward to it for months, and then it zipped by so quickly we could hardly believe we were at the airport, waiting to go back home.
Someday it won’t be that way. When we have breathed our last and gone on to be with the Father, we will gather around the throne, together with our eternal family, never again to be separated by miles or circumstances…or even death. What a wonderful reunion that will be!
Until then, let’s recommit our time and efforts to pray for and witness to those who have yet to join that eternal family, for truly we don’t want them to miss that everlasting reunion. Only God can save, but He has already done His part by sending His Son to pay the price of admission to that great reunion party. He has also blessed us with the awesome responsibility of partnering with Him in prayer and intercession, as well as living our lives in a way that others will see Jesus in us and want to join God’s family. May we be faithful to light the way home for those who still dwell in darkness!