Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Is that a trumpet I hear?

Hello, my Friends!

I'd hoped to check in with pictures from my wild and crazy garden, instead, I'll share an email that a friend sent me. (We FINALLY got the new computer - it's up and running, but the old one isn't "hooked up" in it's new place. THAT means I don't have access to my pictures)

With that said, I'll share the email. I hope you enjoy it too! (It sure gets me ALL EXCITED!) =-)




You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know..

So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen.

As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None. From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky. North. South. East. West.

Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy..

The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship.

Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is.

Jesus.

Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:

I am the Alpha and the Omega.

The angels bow their heads.. The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters. Forget stock markets and school reports, sales meetings, and football games. Nothing is newsworthy. All that mattered, matters no more....

For Christ has come.






WHEW! Now, THAT makes me want to go HOME TODAY! Can you imagine being in HIS presence? Can you imagine NEVER feeling alone, sad, or scared again? Can you imagine being with PERFECT LOVE FOREVER?? Wow!

I'll try to check back first thing tomorrow to share my new pictures. Thanks SO MUCH for checking in. =-)

LOVE YOU!



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6 comments:

Amy said...

wow oh wow what a glorious day that will be...... thanks for sharing that.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

No, I can't imagine that day. I can't imagine what it will be like. In this moment, I wonder if I will be jealous and wanting to be closer to His presence. It is just very hard to imagine how we all will be so close to Him with so many people, 100s of 1000s.

Love ya,
PP

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

So sorry that I missed the post about your grandma passing. What a beautiful lady she was and I am so sorry that you are missing her. Thanks also for sharing this post. You are beautiful!!

Amy S. said...

Tonya

You are so right! Can you imagine? I know it will be most glorious. What a wonderful promise.
We have to always remember..It's win-win situation for all of us who believe....Being here...we live with those who are here...being there with Jesus...we get to be with Him and all our loved ones who have gone before us!
Yes...It's a win- win- situation!..no doubt!
Thanks so much for sharing that..I will be back to visit...and hope to see the pictures.

Love and Hugs..

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Debra said...

Tonya,

I love your blog! I look forward to reading more.

Thank you for sharing! :)